Cops showed up to the two-car collision at West Valpico Road and Sycamore Parkway at about 3:40 Saturday, finding one car on the center median and the other in the middle of the intersection, according to Tracy police Sgt. Luis Mejia. Tracy police closed the intersection for a few hours for investigation and cleanup.
Photos show that a silver Honda collided with a dark blue Mercedes-Benz SUV. The driver’s side of the Honda was smashed in. Police said the driver of the Mercedes walked away before police arrived. A relative identified the man who died in the crash as Ricardo Navia, a 45-year-old from Modesto.
Authorities ordered a helicopter to take one of the victims to Doctors Hospital in Modesto and sent Tracy Police Chaplain Don Higgins to the hospital shortly after the crash after reports came in that Navia was dying, according to the dispatch log.
The cause of the collision is still under investigation.
Calls to Tracy police were not immediately returned.
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