Red Means Stop

San Diego police are investigating a two-car collision that killed a 24-year-old woman on Tuesday, June 2.

The crash, which occurred shortly after 1 p.m. at Camino Ruiz and Carroll Canyon Road, prompted authorities to shut down the intersection and reroute traffic for more than three hours. The woman, whose identity was not immediately released, was taken to a trauma center. Efforts to save her failed.

The injured driver of the Ford compact, whom police said caused the crash, was taken to another hospital and is expected to survive. He was identified as a man between 50 and 75 years old.

The woman was driving a black Honda and making a legal left turn to go north on Camino Ruiz, said Sgt. Jim Reschke of the San Diego Police Department's traffic division. The other vehicle, heading southbound on Camino Ruiz, ran a red light and "just t-boned her" on the driver’s side of her vehicle.

Witnesses told police the driver of the car that caused the crash was traveling at a speed of "50 to 60" miles per hour when he ran the red light.

"She was wearing seatbelts and the airbags did explode, but the horrendous impact was just too much," Reschke said. Investigators said alcohol did not appear to be a factor.

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