The county Coroner's Office has released the name of the woman killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer rig Saturday.
Maria Rivas, 36, who resides in both Salinas and Yuma, was driving a car south on Forrester Road about 200 feet behind another vehicle filled with people with whom she was traveling.
Shortly after sunrise, Rivas failed to negotiate a slight bend in the road, allowing her vehicle to drift into the northbound lanes and oncoming traffic.
Her vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer rig driven by Jose Arevalo, 42, of Brawley. She died at the scene from sudden blunt force trauma to her neck, said county Coroner Investigator Deputy Rick Williams.