A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.
A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.

A 90-year-old woman from Irvine was killed in a two-vehicle crash on state Route 198 in Coalinga, the California Highway Patrol said Sunday.

Three other people suffered minor injuries in the crash in the westbound lanes, west of Interstate 5, which occurred at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, according to a CHP news statement.

A 2014 Toyota driven by a 59-year-old woman was turning left into a private drive. At the same time, a 45-year-old man driving a 2005 Jeep eastbound on state Route 198 approached the Toyota at approximately 45 miles per hour.

The Toyota turned directly into the path of the Jeep. Unable to avoid a crash, the front of the Jeep struck the right side of the Toyota, impacting the right rear passenger compartment. The 90-year-old woman died at the scene.

The driver of the Toyota, the 59-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries. A 43-year-old man and a 61-year-old man also suffered minor injuries. Paramedics rushed them all to Coalinga Regional Medical Center. The driver of the 2005 Jeep was not injured.

The woman who was killed was a passenger in one of the vehicles.

No one was cited or arrested in connection with the crash, the CHP said.

— City News Service

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