SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) – A deadly crash blocked traffic on Highway 4 west of Stockton Thursday morning.

The scene is west of Victoria Island.

According to California Highway Patrol, the crash was first reported just after 8:30 a.m. Investigators believe the driver of a 1998 Lexus lost control of his car while pulling out from the shoulder of the highway, sideswiped another car, then continued on out-of-control until it hit another car.

The car then crashed into an irrigation canal.

Officers say the driver of the Lexus, a 24-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

The people in the other cars were not hurt in the incident.

Traffic was backed up on both sides of Highway 4 near Victoria Island through the late morning hours.

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