FRENCH VALLEY: Woman killed in Winchester Road crash identified

FRENCH VALLEY – The coroner today identified a 47-year-old woman killed when her compact car plowed into the back of a truck parked alongside a French Valley road.

The fatality occurred about noon Thursday on Winchester Road, just north of La Alba Road, directly across from French Valley Airport, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officer Mike Lassig said Lisa Jones of Murrieta was driving her 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse northbound on Winchester at roughly 50 mph when she abruptly veered to the right, going across the adjacent traffic lane and onto the right shoulder.

“The unsafe turning movement caused the vehicle’s front end to collide into the rear of a legally parked three-axle truck, which was on the shoulder,” Lassig said.

He said Jones was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, where she died a short time later. No one in the truck was hurt.

The crash remains under investigation.

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