SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, Calif. (KION) A woman has died and a man is recovering from major injuries following a crash on El Rancho Drive Sunday evening.
The California Highway Patrol said the two people, both from San Jose, were driving south near Hunt Court at a high rate of speed in a VW Golf.
At some point, the CHP said the vehicle went off the road, hit a utility poll, drove up a dirt embankment, hit a tree and overturned before coming to rest in the roadway, blocking traffic.
The woman, who was the passenger in the vehicle, died at the scene. The driver was taken to a Santa Clara County hospital.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.