Freedom, CA…Higgins was driving a 2006 Volvo XC eastbound on Freedom Blvd. east of Hames Rd. For an unknown reason, the driver allowed her vehicle to leave the south roadway edge of Freedom Blvd., ultimately striking a female pedestrian along the south shoulder. The vehicle continued forward and rolled over onto the south shoulder.
The female pedestrian was announced deceased on scene by medical personnel. Higgins remained on scene and cooperated with CHP officers.
A female passenger from within the Volvo was transported to Natividad Medical Center for moderate injuries.
This collision is still under investigation. Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision.
Fatal victim information is releasable through the Santa Cruz Sheriff Corner’s Office.