The California Highway Patrol has identified a woman who died in a head-on collision involving an allegedly intoxicated driver Tuesday morning on state Highway 12 as Estefania Soto, 27, of Boyes Hot Springs. 

Soto was driving a 2012 Nissan Sentra east on Highway 12 just west of Agua Caliente Road in the Boyes Hot Springs area of unincorporated Sonoma County around 7:45 a.m. when a westbound Ford truck crossed the double yellow lines and struck the Nissan head-on, CHP Officer Marc Runspurger said.

Soto was pronounced dead at the scene and a 7-year-old girl in her car suffered major injuries and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

The Ford driver, Jose Lopez-Perez, 25, of Santa Rosa, also suffered major injuries and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, Renspurger said.

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Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and the girl was properly restrained in a child safety seat, Renspurger said.

The collision closed Highway 12 in the area until around noon.

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