Molly Jean Collins, 38 (from Avery) was driving a 2010 Acura sedan, within a private driveway, east of Haskell Street, and preparing to to turn left onto eastbound Highway 12.
Mitchell McGee, 47 (from Valley Springs) was driving a 2008 Ford F150, westbound on Highway 12, at approximately 50-55 miles per hour.
For reasons still under investigation, Collins unsafely entered Highway 12 directly in the path of McGee. The front of the Ford collided with the drivers side of the Acura within the westbound lane of Highway 12. The impact pushed both vehicles in a southwesterly direction and they left the roadway, coming to rest off the south roadway shoulder.
Despite life saving efforts on scene, Collins sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her passenger, Leo Collins, was transported to UC Davis Medical Center for minor injuries.
McGee was not inured in this collision.
Alcohol and/or drugs are not believed to be a factor in this collision.
There are no further details available at this time and this collision is still under investigation.