Updated May 2, 2018 with identity of the victim.
By Miriam Raftery
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May 1, 2018 (Spring Valley) – Maria Cristina Duran, a 35-year-old mother from Spring Valley, was driving a blue Kia SUV westbound on State Route 94 this morning near the Kenwood Drive exit when she swerved to avoid hitting a Honda Civic that had pulled in front of her. She crashed onto the center divide and the vehicle overturned, CHP reports.
Duran, who was wearing a seatbelt, died at the scene, says California Highway Patrol Officer Ben Demarest.
Her son, 17, and daughter, 12, both passengers in the Kia, were transported to a hospital with minor injuries.
The Honda Civic, driven by a 23-year-old man, entered the freeway at Kenwood Drive and merged in front of the Kia. The Honda driver was not injured .
Alcohol and drugs are not considered factors in the collision.
The crash, which occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m., resulted in closure of a lane on the highway during the investigation.
If you have any information, contact Officer Demarest at (619)401-2000.