Two Men Dead after Traffic Accident near Oakdale Road

MODESTO, CA (May 31, 2022) A rollover crash on Briggsmore Avenue claimed the lives of Steven Ornelas and Oryan Ornelas.

The incident occurred around 1:20 a.m. along East Briggsmore Avenue near Oakdale Road, per initial reports.

According to Modesto Authorities, emergency crews arrived in the area after receiving reports of a dark-colored 2004 Chevy Tahoe that crashed into the center median. They found the car on its roof on the side of the road.

The impact of the crash ejected two male occupants of the Chevy.

Tragically, the victims died at the scene due to the extent of their injuries. CHP later identified the victims as two cousins, 31-year-old Steven Ornelas and 25-year-old Oryan Ornelas.

The events that led up to the crash remain unknown at this time. Furthermore, Modesto authorities will release further updates once available.

The entire team at Sweet James would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the loved ones of Steven Ornelas and Oryan Ornelas. May you find comfort and strength during this time.

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