The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident on Parker Road east of Modesto.
At 4:31 p.m. on Thursday, authorities were called to the area between Dewitt Road and Church Street east of Santa Fe Avenue, where an SUV and a small passenger vehicle collided head-on.
One person died at the scene. Another was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries.
According to the CHP, the vehicle traveling east veered into the westbound lane, crashing into the small passenger vehicle, whose driver was killed.
It was the second fatal vehicle accident in Stanislaus County on Thursday afternoon. Earlier, a man lost control of the pickup he was driving on Paulson Road south of downtown Turlock and crashed into a power line, killing the driver.
We’ll have more on this story – including an interview with a CHP officer at the scene – as information becomes available.