Big Rig Overturns, Woman, 72, Dies Near Cupertino

By 1:30, a "severe traffic alert" was still being issued for the area of Wolfe Road and southbound Interstate Highway 280.

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    A 72-year-old woman died Tuesday on a highway near Cupertino, after her Regal Buick rear-ended a big rig whose driver got out of vehicle to help another overturned big rig, according tot he California Highway Patrol.

    A 72-year-old Sunnyvale woman, identified as Sixta Garcia,  died Tuesday on a highway near Cupertino, after her Regal Buick rear-ended a big rig whose driver got out of vehicle to help another overturned big rig, according tot he California Highway Patrol.

    By 1:30, a "severe traffic alert" was still being issued for the area of Wolfe Road and southbound Interstate Highway 280.

    CHP Officer DJ Sarabia said a big rig carrying dirt overturned about 11 a.m. at that intersection - the preliminary indication was that the driver took the ramp too fast.

    A driver in a second big rig hopped out of his vehicle to assist, Sarabia said. At that point, Garcia, driving a 1991 Regal Buick rear-ended the big rig that had stopped on the side of the road, and died.

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    A 72-year-old woman died Tuesday on a highway near Cupertino, after her Regal Buick rear-ended a big rig whose driver got out of vehicle to help another overturned big rig, according tot he California Highway Patrol.

    The Santa Clara County Coroner had not released her name by early Tuesday afternoon.