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UPDATE: Modesto man who died in Ninth Street crash identified

A 67-year-old Modesto man died early Monday morning after being broadsided in south Modesto.

Joseph Ventura was traveling west on Hosmer Avenue, approaching a stop sign at Ninth Street at about 4:15 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Ventura’s Dodge entered the intersection, where a northbound Toyota collided with the left side of his vehicle.

It is unclear if Ventura stopped at the stop sign before entering the intersection, according to the CHP. Traffic on Ninth Street is not controlled by a stop sign.

Medical personnel began CPR on Ventura at the scene. He was taken to Doctors Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Toyota, 62-year-old Fernando Lopez, of Merced, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

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