Two women died in a collision involving a wrong-way driver on a North County highway.
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating the cause of the deadly crash that occurred along eastbound State Route 78 just west of San Marcos Boulevard around 3 a.m. Monday.
CHP Officer James Bettencourt confirmed two people died in the collision but did not provide any other details.
The crash involved a 1997 Nissan Maxima registered out of San Marcos and a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser registered to an Escondido address officials said.
The PT Cruiser driver died at the scene and the Nissan driver died at Palomar Hospital from injuries sustained in the crash according to the CHP.
Initially a Sig Alert was issued and traffic was closed on the eastbound lanes. That alert has since been canceled and all lanes are open.
If anyone witnessed this collision or has any information they are asked to call the California Highway Patrol at (858) 637-3800.
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