Rain may have played a role in a deadly collision Monday along Interstate 5 near Balboa Avenue, California Highway Patrol officers said.
The crash happened at around 5:03 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-5 as rain poured down on evening commuters.
"It was raining at the time. I'm sure there was an accumulation of water on the roadway," said Sgt. Brian Bradshaw.
The vehicle lost control and collided with the guardrail on the right shoulder of the freeway and then drifted back toward the center and struck the median.
The incident is considered a one-vehicle accident; the driver, an unidentified female, was the only passenger in the car.