A 78-year-old woman died after being involved in a crash on Interstate Highway 680 in San Jose on Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. on northbound Highway 680 near the McKee Road exit, according to the CHP.
A northbound gold Lexus was passed by a vehicle in the exit lane, causing the Lexus' driver to swerve and lose control of the car, CHP officials said.
The Lexus struck an embankment, flipped over and landed on its wheels facing the wrong way on the roadway. It then traveled south in the northbound lanes and struck a white Mercedes SUV head-on, according to the CHP.
Both cars came to rest near the road's shoulder.
The Lexus' four occupants, three women and a 16-year-old boy, all from San Jose, were transported to hospitals with minor injuries.
While at a hospital, the condition of one of the women began to worsen, and she succumbed to her injuries around 11:10 p.m., according to the CHP. Her name has not yet been released.
One occupant of the Mercedes complained of pain but refused medical treatment.
CHP officials said everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt and alcohol is not believed to have been a factor.
-Bay City News