One killed, one hospitalised following a three-vehicle accident on Santa Fe Avenue
At least one person has died and another injured on Thursday morning, around 6:30 a.m.
The crash happened on Santa Fe Avenue, south of Denair about a half-mile south of Monte Vista Avenue.
The initial report revealed that a Subaru SUV driven by a 63-year-old man was moving when it tried to overtake the vehicle moving ahead of him, it crashed head-on with a Toyota sedan moving south.
According to California Highway Patrol Officer Tom Olsen, the impact of the crash pushed the SUV back and it was rear ended by a Nissan driven by a 48-year-old Modesto man.
The Subaru driver sustained major injuries from the crash and was transported to Emanuel Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. His identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.
The driver of the Toyota suffered major leg injuries and was taken to Doctors Medical Center. The driver of the Nissan, a 48-year-old Modesto resident, was not injured and there were no passengers in any of the vehicles.
The driver of the Nissan driver was not injured and there were no passengers in any of the vehicles.
The incident is still under investigation.