News outlets reported that a Modesto man was killed in a car accident on Highway 99 north of Galt Monday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the 36-year-old man, whose identity is being withheld pending the notification of his family, was killed when the 47-year-old driver of the pickup that he was a passenger of lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree. The men were traveling northbound in the fast lane of Highway 99 at around 10:30am when the truck veered off the left side of the road. The driver of the truck attempted to steer back onto the road, but overcorrected and traveled across all freeway lanes before going into a spin and clipping a metal guardrail. The force of that impact spun the vehicle into a tree, where the passenger side of truck made contact.
Emergency crews pronounced the 36-year-old man dead at the scene. CHP stated that both men were wearing their seatbelts. Authorities are continuing their investigation into the events leading up to the crash.
As a San Jose car accident lawyer, I’m saddened to hear of this tragic accident. In my time as a car accident lawyer, I’ve seen similar accidents to this one and know the devastating effects it can have on the family and friends left behind. My heart goes out to those friends and family as they grieve their loss.