1 dead as tree falls on vehicle in Santa Cruz Co.

A highway fatality has been reported by the California Highway Patrol Thursday afternoon on southbound state Highway 17 in unincorporated Santa Cruz County, CHP officials said. 

Preliminary information shows a tree fell, possibly on two vehicles, just south of Summit Road and was reported at 3:38 p.m.  

One lane is open on the northbound side to the summit, but traffic is being diverted off at the summit because of a major injury collision on the Santa Clara County side of the summit, CHP officials said.