March 9, 2023 / Source: KCRA.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a multi-vehicle accident occurred in Stanislaus County at around 2:30 p.m. The crash happened at Orange Avenue and Elm Avenue in the Patterson area on Monday.
According to the investigators, a Ram pickup and a Dodge SUV were involved in the collision. The officials stated that the driver of the Ram pickup failed to yield the right of way and collided with a Dodge SUV.
56-year-old Armando Vega, 58-year-old Maria Cruz Alvarez, and 26-year-old Jesus Vega Cruz were pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident is still being investigated at this time. It is not yet known if alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident. No additional information regarding the fatal crash was provided by the Deputies.