MODESTO — A 21-year-old Modesto man died early Monday when the car he was driving hit a tree.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the man was driving a 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity north on Morrow Road near Bangs Avenue when he turned to the right and lost control of the car.
The Chevrolet hit an almond tree in an orchard. The accident was reported at 4:25 a.m.
The driver, whose name was not released pending notification of his family, was taken to Doctors Medical Center, where he died.
Authorities are investigating the accident and say that alcohol or drugs may have been a factor.