A 39-year-old woman from Gilroy died shortly after 3:15 a.m. Sunday when the Toyota SUV she was driving southbound on US 101 crashed through a chain-link fence and tumbled 25 feet into Coyote Creek near Morgan Hill, according to a CHP press release.
The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office confirmed the woman is Rosanna Feola and that she lived in Gilroy.
“The Toyota was traveling at a high rate of speed and for undetermined reasons the driver allowed the vehicle to travel into the center median,” the CHP press release states. “As a result of the collision, the driver of the Toyota sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The driver’s side of the vehicle was submerged under approximately two feet of water, according to CHP.
Officers report that traffic on US 101 was not impacted as a result of the accident. The collision is still under investigation and a toxicology report has not been released. Any questions can be referred to the Hollister-Gilroy area CHP Office at (408) 848-2324.