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Oceanside Woman, 48, Killed in T-Bone Crash in Valley Center

An Oceanside woman was killed in a T-bone crash Tuesday evening in Valley Center, the California Highway Patrol said.

The fatal crash happened around 7:35 p.m. when the 48-year-old woman in a 2009 Toyota Yaris, for unknown reasons, ran a stop sign at Old Highway 395 and Lilac Road and broadsided a 2005 Ford Expedition, CHP officer Kevin Smale said.

After the crash, the Yaris spun around and came to rest on the shoulder of Old Highway 395 south of Lilac Road, he said. The Expedition, driven by a 23-year-old man, however, crashed through a guardrail and went down an embankment.

The woman was transported to Palomar Medical Center Escondido where she was pronounced dead, Smale said.

The Expedition driver and his 24-year-old male passenger were also transported to Palomar Medical Center with minor injuries, he said.

The man was determined to be sober at the time of the crash but the sobriety of the female driver has not been determined, Smale said.

The cause of the crash was still under investigation, he said.

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