An 85-year-old Cupertino woman died in a multi-vehicle crash in Los Altos Tuesday morning (Dec. 6), police said.
The woman, whose name is not being released pending notification of next of kin, was involved in a minor crash while traveling east on Foothill Expressway near the Interstate Highway 280 overpass around 11:50 a.m., police said.
The vehicle continued east on Foothill Expressway and broadsided another vehicle that was crossing the intersection at Foothill Expressway and Cristo Rey Drive.
That crash caused the woman's vehicle to enter the westbound lanes of Foothill Expressway, where her vehicle collided with three others, police said.
The woman's vehicle caught fire and bystanders pulled the driver from the vehicle and began lifesaving measures.
Santa Clara County emergency medical personnel responded and the woman was declared dead at the scene, police said.
Another individual sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Stanford Hospital for treatment.