OCEANSIDE—A female passenger died Wednesday in a traffic collision in the 4000 Block of Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside police says.
Officers say, based on witness statements and physical evidence at the scene, it appears that an Acura Integra was traveling eastbound on Oceanside Blvd. and crossed the center concrete median striking a palm tree. The impact caused the vehicle to split in half and continue to travel eastbound in the westbound lanes of Oceanside Blvd. also striking a Nissan Sentra traveling westbound. The driver of the Acura Integra was ejected into the westbound lanes. He suffered serious injuries and was transported to a trauma center. His passenger, a female, sustained fatal injuries. The occupants of the Nissan Sentra sustained moderate injuries and were also transported to a trauma center.
Although the investigation is ongoing, speed could be a contributing factor, officers say. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending the notification of her next of kin.