13-year-old girl dies in bicycle crash in south San Jose

A girl died after she was thrown from a bicycle in a solo collision Saturday afternoon in South San Jose, police said.   

The 13-year-old, Jesela Vargas, was riding a bike downhill on Valroy Drive in the city's La Colina neighborhood about 3 p.m., when she lost control and hit a raised curb on Curie Drive, according to San Jose police.   

The impact launched her into the air and she hit a concrete retaining wall. The girl, who was not wearing a helmet, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and later died, police said.

A small memorial was held at the scene of the crash where people left candles, flowers, and notes. 

KTVU contributed to this report. 

UPDATE: This article has been revised based on new information from the Santa Clara County coroner about the victim, including her age.