Woman killed in collision on Champagne Blvd. in Deer Springs area

SAN DIEGO - A 60-year-old woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in a collision on Champagne Boulevard, just north of Escondido, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash, which involved two cars, was reported at about 2:30 p.m. in the 26000 block of Champagne Boulevard, just east of Interstate 15 and south of the Lawrence Welk Resort.

According to the CHP, the victim was traveling in a 2002 Honda on southbound Champagne Blvd. at an unknown speed when -- for unknown reasons -- she drifted to the right, hit a curb and skidded onto the northbound side.

At that point, CHP officials said the Honda was struck broadside, on the driver's side, by a Cadillac SRX driven by a 70-year-old woman.

The Honda's driver died at the scene, and CHP officials said the driver of the Cadillac had complaints of pain. She requested to go to the hospital to be with her 98-year-old mother, who was a passenger in the Cadillac.

A Sig Alert took effect just before 3:30 p.m. for Champagne Blvd., with all lanes being blocked in both directions until further notice.

Authorities are trying to determine the exact cause of the crash, and 10News learned authorities are looking into the possibility the Honda's driver suffered from some kind of medical condition.

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