A woman has died after she overcorrected her vehicle and drove into oncoming traffic, California Highway Patrol officials said.
Around 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18, Hanford area CHP officers responded to the area of State Route 41 and Madison Avenue for a report of a traffic collision.
During the course of the investigation, CHP said they determined a 63-year-old woman from Visalia was driving a 2000 Toyota Camry southbound on State Route 41.
Officers said the woman driving the Toyota veered toward the left into the northbound lane on State Route 41 and then tried to steer to the right and overcorrected, causing the car to drive onto the right shoulder.
Officers said the woman tried to steer the car to the left and overcorrected again, causing the car to enter into the northbound lane of State Route 41, directly into the path of a 2009 Hyundai Elantra.
Officers said the Hyundai, which was being driven by a 27-year-old woman from Fresno, did not have enough time to react to the situation and the front end of the Hyundai struck the right side of the Toyota.
CHP officials said the driver of the Toyota died at the scene while the driver of the Hyundai sustained major injuries and was transported to Fresno Community Regional Medical Center.
A 28-year-old female passenger in the Hyundai also sustained major injuries and was transported to Kaweah Delta Hospital in Visalia, officers said.
Authorities said they have not determined if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.