A 20-year-old Sylmar woman driving a Toyota was killed and another woman was injured when their cars collided on a transition road in Mission Hills, authorities said Saturday.

The woman was identified as Janet Corona, according to the coroner’s office.

The crash was reported about 7:15 a.m. Friday on the transition from the westbound Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway to the southbound San Diego (405) Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol, which updated its account of the crash.

“The initial investigation indicates that the driver of the 2003 Toyota lost control of her vehicle while she was traveling on the Westbound SR- 118 transition to Southbound I-405,” CHP Officer F. Vargas said in a press release. “As a result, the Toyota traveled out of control across the median and directly into the path of the 2014 Lexus, which was traveling on the main portion of Westbound SR-118. The Toyota was subsequently broadsided by the Lexus causing major driver-side impact damage to the Toyota.”

The driver identified as Corona was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The 23-year-old Huntington Park woman driving the Lexus suffered minor injuries and remained at the scene.

Witnesses reported seeing a white work van with cardboard blocking one rear window and California license plate number 7Z17522, stopped on the shoulder, “which may have caused one of the drivers to lose control of her vehicle,” Vargas said. That plate is registered to a 2005 GMC van in Pacoima, the officer said.

Investigators would like to talk to the van driver as a “a person of interest,” Vargas said. DUI is not believed a cause in the crash.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information was asked to call the CHP West Valley Area office at 818-888-0980.

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