ENCINITAS (CNS) - An Encinitas family was in mourning Monday following the death of a 48-year-old woman killed when the car her husband was driving collided with a truck on Highway 76 near the Pala Raceway.
The crash occurred on eastbound Highway 76 east of Lilac Road about 6:50 a.m. Sunday, the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office reported. The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:22 a.m.
The Medical Examiner's Office said the woman was a "partially belted" front seat passenger in a Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by her husband, who was injured in the crash and taken to an area hospital.
The crash occurred as the truck driver attempted to turn left into Pala Raceway in front of the couple's vehicle, according to the Medical Examiner's Office.
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