Modesto CHP Reports Fatal Collision

On Friday, July 20, 2018 at approximately 1920 hours, the Merced Communications Center received a call of a solo vehicle traffic collision on Stone road south of Paradise Road. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Modesto Area Office were dispatched to the scene
to investigate.
Upon the arrival of the CHP officers, their initial investigation found that the driver of a Dodge SUV was traveling southbound on Stone Avenue, south of Paradise Road, at a high rate of speed approaching a dead end. The driver failed to slow down for the dead end and the Dodge continued in a a southerly direction, off the edge of the road and down a steep descending embankment. The Dodge struck the embankment and overturned. The driver was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected. The driver came to a rest at the edge of a cornfield just north of the Dodge. The Dodge came to a rest in the cornfield on its right side. The driver was pronounced deceased at the collision scene byparamedics.
Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in this collision.

Leave a Reply