MODESTO, CA - One person is dead, another injured after a car crash in Modesto early Saturday morning.
A 2007 Honda Accord driving eastbound on Beharbour Drive, just east of Rosetti Court, around 2:15 a.m. hit the north side curb, went off the road and crashed into a tree, Modesto Police Officer Scott Nelson said.
The car caught fire after the crash. Nelson said the driver and passage were able to get out of the car before the fire started.
When an officer arrived at the scene of the crash, the driver was given CPR; however, the driver, a 26-year-old man from Modesto, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, a 19-year-old man from Modesto, suffered a broken jaw.
Nelson said the cause of the crash in under investigation. Initial information indicated alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. It is unclear if the driver was wearing his seatbelt, but Nelson said the passenger was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call Modesto police at 209-652-2160. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. Tipsters can also text information to Crime Stoppers by sending a text message to 274637. Just type "TIP704" along with your message.