LAKE MATHEWS – A 27-year-old woman was killed today in a two- vehicle crash near Lake Mathews.
Martha Cruz of Perris suffered fatal injuries when her 2000 Toyota Corolla slammed into the side of a dump truck around 8:30 a.m. on Cajalco Road, about a half-mile west of La Sierra Avenue and roughly three miles east of Interstate 15, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP Officer Travis Monks said Cruz was headed east and rounding a curve at about 50 mph when she lost control of the car, which ”crossed the double yellow lines” and ran into the driver’s side of the truck, coming from the opposite direction.
Cruz, who was not wearing her seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene, Monks said.
The 38-year-old man at the wheel of the larger vehicle was not injured, the officer said.