The driver is in the hospital recovering from injuries she received in the crash.
Officers say the driver sped away after they tried to pull her over for reckless driving Friday evening on Pulgas Avenue in East Palo Alto.
The chase ended when the vehicle flipped over. A passenger inside the SUV died at the scene.
Police say both women in the SUV were from East Palo Alto. The driver now faces criminal charges including driving under the influence and homicide.