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.READ MORE: California COVID-19 Vaccine Lottery $1.5 Million Winners To Be Selected On Tuesday
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.READ MORE: What You Need To Know About California's Reopening
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.MORE NEWS: City Of Sacramento Opening 2 Cooling Centers Starting Thursday Due To Heatwave
Investigators believe alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash, CHP says.