51-Year-Old Male Cyclist Fatally Struck in Two-Vehicle Collision near Elm Avenue

MODESTO, CA (January 16, 2023) Tuesday afternoon, Joseph Prieto was killed in a bicycle accident on Almond Avenue.

The incident took place near Elm Avenue around 3:20 p.m., on January 10th.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Prieto was riding west behind a slow-moving tractor-trailer. For reasons under investigation, he veered into the eastbound lanes, directly into the path of a Chevrolet sedan.

Officers say the left front side of the vehicle struck the cyclist, causing life-threatening injuries. Responding paramedics arrived and declared 51-year-old Prieto dead at the scene.

The driver of the Chevrolet, a 33-year-old Turlock woman, and her two female passengers, ages 8 and 14 remained uninjured.

At this time, authorities do not currently believe that drugs or alcohol were factors. However, an active investigation remains ongoing.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Joseph Prieto.

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