STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — A man has died and a 3-year-old girl was hurt after a crash involving several vehicles west of Modesto on Thursday morning.
The crash happened just before 6:30 a.m. along Highway 132, near Texas Road.READ MORE: Body Of Missing UC Davis Graduate Catherine Serou Found In Russia, Reports Say
Two semi-trucks and a sedan were involved. Officers say there were three people, a man and a woman along with a 3-year-old girl, were riding inside the sedan.
Both the man and woman were ejected in the crash. They were not wearing seatbelts, officers say, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.READ MORE: Events Around Sacramento Celebrate First Nationally Recognized Juneteenth
The 3-year-old girl was found in the back seat of the sedan but was not properly restrained in a child safety seat, officers say. Both the child and the woman were rushed to the hospital.
Investigators believe the sedan driver had tried to pass traffic and entered the opposite lane, prompting an oncoming semi-truck to veer to the right to try and avoid the sedan. The sedan then struck the rear axle of the semi, sending it spinning until it was struck by another semi.MORE NEWS: Saturday Night Fever: Enjoying A Night On The Town After California COVID Restrictions Lifted
Caltrans says SR-132 is fully closed due to the incident. They do not expect the road to reopen until 1 p.m.