A 21-year-old woman has died after her vehicle rolled on State Route 78 in Escondido early Sunday morning.
The California Highway Patrol said the Escondido woman was driving her 1997 Acura westbound on the freeway around 2:20 a.m. when she tried to change lanes to her left.
She lost control and over-corrected to her right, sending her car into a fishtail. When the car hit the right shoulder, it ran into a tree and flipped upside down.
Witnesses driving the other way stopped and called 911, but paramedics could not save her in time.
The woman died at the scene of the crash.
“It was kind of overwhelming at first, and then to see her like that – it’s really sad,” one witness said.
According to CHP, it’s unknown if alcohol or drugs played a factor in the collision.
No passengers were in the car, and no other vehicles were involved. The woman’s identity has not been released.