A 61-year-old San Diego woman was killed Sunday when she reportedly lost control of her car and it overturned on Interstate 8 as she started down the mountain grade into the Imperial Valley.
The accident occurred at 6:40 a.m. on Interstate 8 near In-Ko-Pah Road.
Killed was Teresa Ashley, who was driving east on I-8 at a speed above the posted 65 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A passenger in the vehicle, Felipa Martinez, 42, of San Diego, suffered moderate injuries and was being treated in Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. There was no specific information available on the extent of her injuries.
The Highway Patrol stated in a press release that Ashley allowed her car to drift off the north road edge of I-8 and onto the dirt shoulder.