STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) — A 46-year-old Patterson woman was killed in a rural Stanislaus County crash Wednesday afternoon.
California Highway Patrol says, just before 4 p.m., an SUV and sedan were involved in a crash along Gates Road near Highway 132 west of Modesto. First responders found that both cars had suffered major collision damage.READ MORE: High School Teacher To Give Away Summer Earnings As Truck Driver: 'Because It's Needed'
The driver of the SUV, the Patterson woman, was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead. She was not wearing a seatbelt, CHP says.READ MORE: Pilot Says Truckee Plane Crash Likely Involved Issues With Visibility And Wind Speed
Investigators believe the sedan driver drifted to the right and hit a metal guardrail, causing his car to go right at the SUV. The vehicles then crashed head-on.
The driver of the sedan was taken to the hospital with major injuries.MORE NEWS: Passenger Jet Narrowly Missed Truckee Homes When It Crashed
Officers do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.