A woman is dead after a Wendesday afternoon car crash in Carmichael.

The accident happened near the intersection of Walnut and Cypress avenues around 2:30 p.m.

CHP officials report Marcus Ashford, 22, was driving southbound with a woman passenger along Walnut when, for an unknown reason, he swerved into the two-way left turn lane toward a truck being driven by Nikolaus Berzins, 34.

Berzins was unable to avoid a collision with Ashford as the car he was driving entered the northbound lane in which Berzins was driving, according to CHP.

The two cars collided head-on in the northbound lane, injuring Ashford and the woman.

The woman was taken to Mercy San Juan Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries, CHP officials said.

Ashford was also transported to Mercy San Juan where he was treated for moderate injuries.

Berzins sustained minor injuries, but was not transported from the scene.