Valley Center head-on collision leaves two dead

Officers say alcohol is suspected in the crash
Posted at 3:14 PM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 18:06:21-04

VALLEY CENTER, Calif. (KGTV) - Two people are dead following a head-on collision in the North County.

The crash was reported just after 1 p.m. Tuesday after witnesses say a Ford Explorer suddenly crossed over the double line while driving westbound on Lilac Road and collided head-on with a Mercedes E300. 

The two people traveling in the Mercedes, identified as an 83-year-old man and an 81-year-old woman, died at the scene.  Their names have not been released.

Highway Patrol Officers say the driver of the Ford Explorer, a 27-year-old woman from Escondido, was life-flighted to Palomar Hospital with major injuries and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. 

CHP closed Lilac Road from Old Castle Road and Valley Center Rd. for nearly six hours following the crash. 

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