The California Highway Patrol said a 24-year-old Patterson man was killed in the crash early Sunday. His identity is pending notification of family.
The man was driving a 2012 Toyota east on Las Palmas Avenue at a high rate of speed when he lost control and crashed into two palm trees.
He was not wearing a seat belt. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, the CHP said.
Emergency crews were at the scene of a fatal wreck east of Patterson early Sunday morning.
The California Highway Patrol reported that a vehicle crashed into a tree at the intersection of East Las Palmas and Elm avenues at about 6:50 a.m.
CHP called a coroner to the scene at 7:13 a.m.
There was no immediate vehicle description or the number of possible victims.
It was the fourth fatal wreck in the Modesto area since early Saturday morning.
We'll have more on this breaking story as information becomes available.