BRENTWOOD -- A motorist attempting to make a U-turn across a double-yellow line appears to be the reason behind a wreck that killed a 30-year-old San Jose woman Friday night, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Vasco Road and Camino Diablo around 9:20 p.m., CHP Sgt. Diana McDermott said, when a red Toyota Camry slammed into a Geo Tracker, McDermott said.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the Geo was northbound on Vasco Road when its driver tried to make a U-turn to go south, McDermott said. The Toyota, which appeared to be doing the speed limit, McDermott said, was going south on Vasco and broadsided the Geo Tracker.

It was not immediately clear whether the woman was driving the Toyota or a passenger in it, McDermott said. Her name was not released pending notification of family. Nobody else appeared to be seriously injured, McDermott said.

Vasco Road was shut down in both directions at 9:54 p.m. and the CHP monitored traffic until opening the roadway again at 10:40 p.m.

Rick Hurd covers breaking news. Contact him at 925-945-4780 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.



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