By CBS13 Staff

PLUMAS COUNTY (CBS13) — A man who was allegedly driving under the influence has been arrested after a deadly crash off Highway 70 in Plumas County.

California Highway Patrol says, around 8:30 a.m., an SUV crashed off the highway just east of C Road. Officers say 34-year-old Lacey Duval let 40-year-old Christopher Carlisle get behind the wheel of her SUV despite him being intoxicated and having a suspended license.

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It appears the SUV was speeding when it came up to a sweeping left-hand curve. The vehicle went into the dirt shoulder, officers say, prompting Carlisle to turn aggressively to try and get back onto the road.

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Instead, the SUV skidded out of control – crossing oncoming traffic before eventually going airborne. It then crashed into a large tree at the bottom of the embankment.

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Duval was killed in the crash, officers say. Carlisle, who was arrested at the scene, was flown to Renown Hospital to be treated for moderate injuries.