By CBS13 Staff

STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — One person has died and several other people suffered major injuries after a head-on crash near Oakdale Tuesday evening.

California Highway Patrol says, around 7 p.m., officers responded to the area of Orange Blossom and Lancaster roads between Oakdale and Knights Ferry to investigate a crash involving two vehicles.

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It appears that a pickup truck was heading southbound on Orange Blossom Road when, for an unknown reason, it crossed over into the northbound lane. The pickup then crashed head-on into an oncoming SUV.

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The driver of the SUV, a 78-year-old man from Oakdale, was killed in the crash and his passenger, a 78-year-old Oakdale woman, suffered major injuries.

Two people of the three people in the pickup truck, including the driver, suffered major injuries.

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Investigators believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash, CHP says.