Modesto Woman Killed; Teen Hurt in Ceres Crash on Hatch Road
CERES, Calif. (May 19, 2020) — Martha Guzman, 55, of Modesto, was killed Monday morning when her car collided with a pickup truck on Hatch Road, just west of Central Avenue in Ceres.
The fatal crash took place about 6:31 a.m., according to the Modesto Bee.
Joe Soriano, 18, of Modesto, who was driving the pickup truck, suffered minor injuries and his passenger was unharmed.
Guzman, who was driving a red Toyota Corolla, had been heading east on Hatch Road prior to the crash. Police stated that she drove over the concrete median, her car spun around counterclockwise and was hit on its right side by the westbound Chevrolet pickup.
Unfortunately, Guzman suffered major injuries and died at the scene, police said. Soriano was treated for minor injuries.
Police do not suspect that drugs and/or alcohol were factors in the collision, however, it was raining at the time of the crash.
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