Driver in fatal Modesto accident identified

local@modbee.comMay 7, 2013 

— The Stanislaus County coroner's office Tuesday identified a 21-year-old Modesto man who died early Monday when the car he was driving hit a tree.

Vincent King was killed in the accident on Morrow Road near Bangs Avenue. According to the California Highway Patrol, King was driving a 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity north on Morrow when he turned to the right, lost control of the car and hit an almond tree in an orchard.

The wreck was reported at 4:25 a.m. King was taken to Doctors Medical Center, where he died. Investigators say that alcohol or drugs may have been a factor.

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