Three dead in Highway 108 crash near Jamestown
03/16/2013 8:04 PM
03/16/2013 8:54 PM
Three people died Saturday afternoon in a head-on collision on Highway 108 at Obyrnes Ferry Road, about 6 miles southwest of Jamestown, the California Highway Patrol said.
The wreck occurred at 3:15 p.m., closing the highway in both directions for more than three hours.
Originally reported as a motorcycle vs. a vehicle, later reports said it was two cars that crashed.
As of early Saturday evening, CHP had released little details about what exactly happened or information about the victims.
The accident capped a deadly week on Modesto area roadways that saw nine people die in incidents investigated by the CHP.
On Monday, four people died in separate accidents in Los Banos and Ceres.
Early Monday morning, a man traveling north on Highway 165 near Wolfsen Road at 3:53 a.m. died when his 1999 Chevrolet Suburban drifted toward the west side of the road and hit a fence.
About three hours later, three people died when the Cadillac they were driving in was rammed from behind by a big rig on southbound Highway 99 in Ceres.
Late Tuesday night, a Modesto man died in a single-vehicle collision in west Modesto after he lost control of his vehicle on Woodland Avenue and crashed into a concrete wall.
Early Thursday, a woman walking on Dakota Avenue near Blue Gum Avenue was struck by a vehicle and died.
We'll have more on Saturday afternoon's accident as more details become available.
Editor's Choice Videos
Join the Discussion
The Modesto Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.