One person was killed and two others were injured in a wrong-way collision on Interstate Highway 280 south of state Route 92 in Woodside on Saturday afternoon, April 22, the California Highway Patrol said.
A white Ford sedan driving north in the southbound lanes of Highway 280 crashed head-on into a black BMW SUV at about 2:38 p.m., California Highway Patrol said.
The BMW's driver, a 54-year-old San Francisco woman who the San Mateo County Coroner's Office identified as Eden Palmer, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 14-year-old boy, who was in the front passenger seat of the SUV, was taken to Stanford Medical Center with major injuries, authorities said. His name was not disclosed.
"The female who was killed at the scene was related to the juvenile that was riding with her in the BMW," said Arturo Montiel, California Highway Patrol-Redwood City public information officer.
The driver of the white Ford sedan was identified as Constellatia Martin, a 24-year-old Campbell resident, according to the California Highway Patrol. Martin reportedly undressed and got out of the Ford, according to the highway patrol. She was arrested and taken to Stanford Hospital with major injuries, police said.
"She was nude and when the officers approached her, they detained her," Montiel said.
Charges against Martin will be announced when she is released from the hospital and booked into jail, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
It is currently unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, the California Highway Patrol said.