43-Year-Old Winchester Woman Killed, 2 Injured in Pauma Valley Head-On Crash on Highway 76 near Pauma Reservation Road
Pauma Valley, California (January 4, 2020) – A 43-year-old Winchester woman was killed and two other people were injured late Thursday night in an alleged DUI crash in Pauma Valley, northeast San Diego County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The deadly crash occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, January 2 on Highway 76, a mile west of Pauma Reservation Road.
The CHP said a 22-year-old woman was driving a Toyota Prius eastbound on Highway 76 when for an unknown reason, the Prius crossed over double yellow lines and collided head-on with a westbound Infinity sedan driven by the 43-year-old Winchester woman.
The driver of the Infinity sustained grave injuries and was transported to the Pala fire station, where she later succumbed to her injuries.
A 44-year-old San Marcos woman who was riding as a passenger in the Infinity was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.
The driver of the Prius sustained moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital, where she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
The accident remains under investigation.