A 28-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash near China Spring High School on Friday night, Waco police Sgt. Steve Graeter said.

Diana Escalante, of China Spring, died in the crash, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Police were called to the 8200 block of North River Crossing shortly after 9 p.m., when an off-duty McLennan County Sheriff's Office deputy found a 2004 Buick LeSabre and a 2009 Honda CRV severely damaged from a crash, Graeter said.

After preliminary investigation, police determined the Buick was traveling east when it went off the roadway for an unknown reason, causing the driver to overcorrect and cross into the westbound lane, Graeter said. The Buick crossed into the path of the Honda, causing the two vehicle to collide.

"One person was ejected from the Buick when it was nearly T-boned by the Honda that was driving west," Graeter said.

Escalante was traveling with a man in the Buick.

Initial reports stated that Escalante was trapped under the Honda. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Swanton said. The man was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment, Graeter said.

Police said it was not immediately clear who was driving the Buick at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Honda was also taken to a local hospital, but her injuries were not considered life-threatening, Graeter said.

Emergency responders blocked the roadway for several hours as detectives and crime scene technicians investigated.

The crash remained under investigation Saturday. An autopsy was ordered for Escalante.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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