Woman Killed in North County Crash

One person is dead after a head-on collision in Deer Springs.

The accident happened at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on Champagne Boulevard, just north of Deer Springs Road.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a Honda driving southbound hit a curb, lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic on the other side of the road. That’s when a Cadillac struck the Honda, killing the Honda driver.

The victim, identified by CHP as a 60-year-old woman from Escondido, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 70-year-old Cadillac driver and her 98-year-old passenger was taken to Palomar Hospital with minor to moderate injuries, according to CHP.

A Sig Alert was issued. Both lanes of Champagne Boulevard/Old Highway 395 were blocked by emergency vehicles.

CHP, Cal Fire and the San Diego County Medical Examiner responded to the accident. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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