Stephen Covarrubias, 38; and Victor Vargas, 29, Killed in Westley Head-On Crash
WESTLEY (October 8, 2018) – A driver and his passenger killed after a traffic collision on Howard Road Friday evening have been identified, according to The Modesto Bee.
Stephen Covarrubias, 38; and Victor Vargas, 29, were victims of a fatal crash which occurred at about 5:15 p.m. near the Delta-Mendota Canal. Covarrubias was from Ceres while Vargas was a Patterson resident.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling west on Howard Road when at the same time a Toyota Corolla was headed east. Both were reportedly going around 60 mph at the time.
Jesus Vargas, 24, Critically Injured in Westley Crash
For an unknown reason, the Chevrolet drifted to the north dirt shoulder, and its operator then over-corrected back onto the road. The Trailblazer ultimately drove into the path of the Toyota, causing the two cars to collide head-on.
Covarrubias and Vargas were pronounced dead at the scene. A third occupant in the Chevrolet, 24-year-old Atwater resident Jesus Vargas, was rushed to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto and was listed in critical condition.
Meanwhile, the two occupants of the Corolla were also hospitalized with major injuries. The incident remains under investigation.
*We offer our prayers and most heartfelt to the family members and friends of Mr. Stephen Covarrubias and Mr. Victor Vargas during such a difficult time.
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