Tijuana pageant queen killed in Lamborghini crash in San Diego

Thursday, 09 November 2017, 08:04:36 PM. A Mexican model who was critically injured when the speeding Lamborghini she was in crashed and caught fire in San Diego on Sunday has died, the medical examiner's office said.

A Tijuana model who was critically injured when the speeding Lamborghini she was in crashed and caught fire Sunday has died, the county medical examiner’s office said Wednesday.

Stephanie Rivera Camarena, 26, was crowned Miss Earth Baja California in 2015, a qualifying contest for the international Miss Earth pageant. The contest seeks to promote awareness of environmental issues.

Joaquin Meza, director of the event, described Rivera as a charismatic woman who had championed a number of causes over the years, including breast cancer awareness.

Many in the modeling and pageant worlds expressed condolences to Rivera’s friends and family on social media. A post on the Facebook page for Miss Baja California read in Spanish: “A great woman, beautiful on the outside and, above all, on the inside. A queen in every sense of the word.”

Michael Llamas, the founder of a hemp products empire, was behind the wheel when the green sports car crashed about 2 a.m. Sunday.

Harbor police said Llamas, who lived in San Diego, was speeding north on Harbor Drive when he lost control, veered off the road and slammed into a palm tree. The 2016 Lamborghini burst into flames.

Rivera was ejected during the crash and was found near the burning car. She was rushed to a hospital, where she eventually succumbed to her injuries.

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The Texas church gunman escaped a mental health facility in 2012, according to newly released records. Three UCLA basketball players were arrested for shoplifting in China. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, much of new real estate in flooding zones did just fine, a Times analysis has found. The Walt Disney Co. lifted its ban on Los Angeles Times film critics.

The Texas church gunman escaped a mental health facility in 2012, according to newly released records. Three UCLA basketball players were arrested for shoplifting in China. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, much of new real estate in flooding zones did just fine, a Times analysis has found. The Walt Disney Co. lifted its ban on Los Angeles Times film critics.

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The Texas church gunman escaped a mental health facility in 2012, according to newly released records. Three UCLA basketball players were arrested for shoplifting in China. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, much of new real estate in flooding zones did just fine, a Times analysis has found. The Walt Disney Co. lifted its ban on Los Angeles Times film critics.

The Texas church gunman escaped a mental health facility in 2012, according to newly released records. Three UCLA basketball players were arrested for shoplifting in China. When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, much of new real estate in flooding zones did just fine, a Times analysis has found. The Walt Disney Co. lifted its ban on Los Angeles Times film critics.

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The mass shooting at a Texas church may have involved a domestic dispute, officials say. The Trump administration is ending a program that protects thousands of Nicaraguans against deportation. Orange County is evicting homeless people from the Santa Ana River trail. Walt Disney Co. has held talks to buy parts of 21st Century Fox. 

The mass shooting at a Texas church may have involved a domestic dispute, officials say. The Trump administration is ending a program that protects thousands of Nicaraguans against deportation. Orange County is evicting homeless people from the Santa Ana River trail. Walt Disney Co. has held talks to buy parts of 21st Century Fox. 

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A day after a gunman entered a small Baptist church in Texas and killed 26 people, investigators on Nov. 6 were honing in on what connections the suspect might have had with the tight-knit, rural congregation.

A day after a gunman entered a small Baptist church in Texas and killed 26 people, investigators on Nov. 6 were honing in on what connections the suspect might have had with the tight-knit, rural congregation.

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Johnnie Langendorff was driving to the home he shares with his girlfriend in Sutherland Springs, Texas, when he saw two men exchanging gunfire outside the town’s First Baptist Church.

Johnnie Langendorff was driving to the home he shares with his girlfriend in Sutherland Springs, Texas, when he saw two men exchanging gunfire outside the town’s First Baptist Church.

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At least 26 people were shot and killed Sunday when a 26-year-old gunman dressed in black opened fire at a Baptist church in a small town near San Antonio, Texas.

At least 26 people were shot and killed Sunday when a 26-year-old gunman dressed in black opened fire at a Baptist church in a small town near San Antonio, Texas.

lyndsay.winkley@sduniontribune.com

Winkley writes for the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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