Three people died in a single-car crash here early Sunday, police said Monday.
The crash occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on the 400 block of North Golden State Boulevard, near the Geer Road intersection.
The southbound car first hit a tree in a sidewalk planting bed, tearing it out. It then hit a landscaping area in front of Prime Shine Express, taking out a light post and the car wash’s sign, employees said.
The impact reportedly ejected one occupant. Employees of 10 Minute Lube ‘N Oil, just south of Prime Shine, said the man was thrown onto their property. Two other adults in the car also died as a result of the crash, police said.
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“At this time, it is too early to determine if alcohol or drugs were a factor,” the Turlock Police Department said in a news release. The names of those killed were withheld pending positive identifications and notification of family.
The intersection was closed for several hours after the accident was reported.
Anyone with information about the crash is encouraged to call Officer Greg Roton at 209-668-6536 or contact the department’s tip line at 209-668-5550, ext. 6780, or firstname.lastname@example.org.