The California Highway Patrol has reported the death at about 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 14) of a 17-year-old Woodside girl who, witnesses said, jumped from the Sand Hill Road overpass at Interstate 280 and was struck by a vehicle driving north on the freeway.
The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has identified the girl as Shelby Lauren Drazan.
CHP officers were enroute to the scene after witnesses reported a girl standing on the guardrail of the westbound lanes of the overpass, Officer Art Montiel said.
Medics pronounced the girl dead at the scene.
The vehicle that struck the girl was a 2007 Toyota SUV driven by a Santa Clara resident. The driver was not injured, the CHP said.
Officers rerouted northbound traffic via the off- and on-ramps at Sand Hill Road and traffic was backed up to just south of Alpine Road, the CHP said. The freeway section was reopened to traffic at about 2:55 p.m., the CHP said.
The CHP is asking witnesses to contact Officer William Torr at (650) 369-6261.