CUPERTINO -- A girl who was killed in her safety seat when a Jeep careened into the back of a minivan that was pulled to the side of Highway 85 on Monday was identified as 8-year-old Megan Yang of Cupertino.
Her mother, 6-year-old brother and the driver of the Jeep were all taken to Valley Medical Center after the 3:30 p.m. crash, with the boy and man suffering major injuries. No update on their conditions was available on Tuesday.
Investigators were looking into why the Mazda minivan was stopped on the shoulder just north of South De Anza Boulevard, and why the Jeep's driver -- a 56-year-old San Jose man -- "made an unsafe turning movement" and slammed into the rear right of the Mazda.
A third car clipped the minivan after the impact sent it across three lanes of traffic to the highway median.
The 8-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.
On Monday, California Highway Patrol officials said it did not appear that alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash, but they did not rule out the possibility that the driver of the Jeep suffered some kind of medical incident. They said that depending on what investigators find, the man could potentially face charges related to the girl's death.
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