Multi-Vehicle Collision Kills Man in Modesto
An unidentified 25-year-old man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Thursday morning in Modesto.
According to CHP, the deadly crash took place around 4 a.m. at the intersection of Kiernan Avenue and Tully Road.
The man was reportedly driving westbound when he rear-ended a Honda when he failed to slow down at a red light.
Following that collision, an additional car then rear-ended the man who was driving a Datsun.
Unfortunately, the man who was driving the Datsun was transported to a local hospital where he died. He was also not wearing a seatbelt.
In addition, the other two drivers were not injured.
The identity of the man has been withheld pending notification of kin.
According to the NHTSA, nearly 2.5 million rear-end collisions are reported each year in the U.S. More specifically, they are responsible for 28% of all crashes.
In addition, rear-end collisions account for 950,000 injuries and 2,000 deaths each year.
These types of crashes are often the result of distracted and reckless driving.
Wearing a seatbelt also decreases the likelihood of injury or death by half according to statistics.