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Hickman, Waterford men ID’d as two killed in crash east of Modesto

Two killed in head-on crash

A Hickman man and a Waterford man were killed in a head-on crash on Milnes Road near the Oakdale-Waterford Highway on Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported. Deke Farrow/jfarrow@modbee.com
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A Hickman man and a Waterford man were killed in a head-on crash on Milnes Road near the Oakdale-Waterford Highway on Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported. Deke Farrow/jfarrow@modbee.com

Two Stanislaus County men were killed Monday morning in a vehicle crash east of Modesto, authorities said.

The crash was reported at 7:28 a.m. on Milnes Road just west of the Oakdale/Waterford Highway.

The victims were a 48-year-old man from Hickman and a 51-year-old man from Waterford. Their names were being withheld pending notification of family.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the man from Hickman was driving east in a 2008 GMC white pickup and the man from Waterford was heading west in a 2009 Chevrolet white pickup.

For an unknown reason, the GMC driver’s vehicle drifted into the westbound lane. The vehicles collided head-on, leaving the drivers dead at the scene.

There were no other occupants in the vehicles.

The California Highway Patrol, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District and an Oak Valley Ambulance crew were at the scene.

Milnes was closed between the highway and Albers Road, but vehicles already on the road were guided through by CHP.

Deke Farrow: 209-578-2327

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