A deadly crash involving a SUV and a van left one dead and multiple people injured on State Route 99 (Golden State Highway) south of Fulkerth Road near Turlock.
California Highway Patrol said the accident happened at 1:05 a.m. Sunday. Elisa Gonzalez was driving a 2000 Cadillac Escalade with three people in it. Gonzalez was heading south on State Route 99 when the right rear tire blew out.
Gonzalez lost control of the Escalade and it stopped between the far left lane and the middle lane facing in an easterly direction according to CHP.
A person who was in the front passenger seat of the Escalade got out of the SUV and was standing near the right front door.
As that was happening, Refugio Rios Jr was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram van, with a passenger inside, and was heading south in the middle lane while approaching the Escalade.