Woman, 80, dies in I-8 crash in El Cajon

EL CAJON - An 80-year-old La Mesa woman has died after crashing her car on Interstate 8 in El Cajon Monday morning.

The single-car crash occurred at 7:20 a.m. on I-8 east at West Main Street, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP). The victim was traveling at about 65 miles per hour in a 1989 Toyota Corolla when she suddenly swerved into the concrete center divider, and was partially ejected through the windshield.

The woman was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital, but died. Investigators believe drugs and/or alchol were factors, CHP said.  Her name was not immediately released.

Two of the freeways four eastbound lanes were closed and a Sig Alert was issued. Traffic was backed up all the way to Grossmont Avenue. The alert was canceled before 9 a.m.

The identity of the victim was not immediately released.

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