Fatal Head-on Collision Leaves Woman Killed and Another Seriously Injured

MODESTO, CA (June 22, 2021) – Wednesday afternoon, 47-year-old Lamar Garth was seriously injured after a head-on collision on Highway 132.

Officers first responded to the incident around 3:29 p.m., on Gates Road near the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge.

A northbound 2006 Chrysler sedan veered to the right and struck a metal guardrail. Although, the events leading up remain unclear.

Due to the impact of the crash, the sedan was sent directly into the path of a southbound 2005 Ford SUV, where they collided head-on. Per reports, the Ford overturned to its right side.

Shortly after, paramedics took the 46-year-old Patterson woman to Doctors Medical Center. There, she succumbed to her injuries.

Meanwhile, two passengers inside the Ford suffered from minor injuries. The Chrysler driver, 47-year-old Lamar Garth, sustained major injuries.

At this time, police are still investigating the circumstances of the fatal head-on collision.

Once available, more information will be released.

Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of the victim. May the loving memories of your loved one and the love of family give you strength in the days ahead.

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