A suspected drunken driver was seriously injured and his female passenger killed when he crashed his car into a pole in Carlsbad.
The crash happened around 6 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Aviara Parkway and Cobblestone Road, Carlsbad Police Lt. Christie Calderwood said.
Officers responded to the scene and found a severely damaged 2002 Honda Civic that had apparently hit a light pole, Calderwood said.
The passenger, a 41-year-old San Marcos woman, was pronounced dead at the scene, the lieutenant said, adding that the woman’s name was withheld pending family notification.
The driver, a 37-year-old San Marcos man, was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries, Calderwood said.
Alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the crash, she said.
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