An 11-year-old girl died from injuries sustained in Saturday's rollover accident on Interstate 280, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The accident occurred shortly before 11:40 a.m. Saturday. The driver of white Ford F-150, a 37-year-old Watsonville resident, apparently lost control while going northbound. She veered to the left and the vehicle flipped over several times just south of the Page Mill Road exit.
According to the CHP, three unrestrained passengers were ejected from the vehicle. One of them, an 11-year-old girl, was found on the road with major injuries.
All eight occupants, four of whom were children, were transported to local hospitals, including Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto Fire Acting Battalion Chief Anthony Blakeley said.
The 11-year-old girl was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Stanford Hospital, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.
Two adults, including the driver, suffered major injuries and were taken to area hospitals, according to the CHP. The vehicle also included children aged 2, 10 and 16. All three had minor injuries.
All occupants of the vehicle were residents of Watsonville.
Santa Clara County Fire officials and the Palo Alto Fire Department were among the responders to the scene of the crash Saturday. At least six ambulances were sent to the call, Blakeley said. The three left lanes of the highway were closed for about two-and-a-half hours after the crash, according to the CHP.
While the incident remains under investigation, it does not appear that alcohol or drugs were a factor in this collision, according to a CHP statement.