Woman Fatally Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident near Barham Drive
SAN MARCOS, CA (March 27, 2018) – A woman was killed in a single-vehicle DUI crash on Highway 78, early Tuesday morning.
The deadly accident was reported to authorities just before 2:00 AM on the westbound State Route 78 near the Barham Drive off-ramp, according to theCalifornia Highway Patrol. CHP officials stated the driver of a Hyundai sedan lost control of the car, struck the center divider, and veered across the lanes before crashing into barriers on the Barnham Drive on-ramp.
The male driver and his female passenger were trapped in the wreckage and had to be pulled out by responding firefighters. The unidentified woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was rushed to a hospital and the extent of his injuries was not immediately known.
He was arrested on suspicion of DUI, and his identity was not confirmed by authorities. Details of the exact cause of the crash were not immediately confirmed.
Two of three westbound lanes of SR-78 and the on-ramp and off-ramp at Barham Drive were closed for several hours after the crash. All lanes and the Barham Drive off-ramp were reopened before 5:30 AM, but the Barham Drive onramp remained closed.
We at Sweet Law Group offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the woman killed in the crash.
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