Woman killed by suspected DUI driver in Lake County crash

A 45-year-old woman from Weed was killed early Tuesday morning on Highway 20 in Lake County when a driver suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs veered into her lane and struck her Honda Civic head-on, the CHP said.

The woman’s name was not available Thursday.

The driver of the Chevy pickup truck that caused the 12:17 a.m. crash, Raymondo Meza, 55, of Chico, and an unidentified passenger suffered major injuries and were taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, according to the CHP.

Meza also was placed under arrest, CHP officials said.

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