STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Two people died Monday morning when their vehicles crashed in an area just west of Turlock.
The California Highway Patrol said it got a call about the crash around 5:45 a.m.
According to CHP officials, a Subaru SUV heading west on West Main Avenue merged into the eastbound lane near South Carpenter Road as its driver tried to pass cars ahead of him. The area is a little over 10 miles away from Turlock and 11 miles south of Modesto.
Once the Subaru moved over, the CHP said it crashed head-on into a Honda sedan.
CHP officials reported the Subaru completely flipped over before bursting into flames.
Both drivers died at the scene.
The drivers were wearing their seatbelts when their vehicles collided, the CHP said.
CHP investigators are trying to figure out if alcohol or drugs were involved in the deadly crash.
Officers set up detours at Jennings and South Carpenter roads, and the CHP told drivers to avoid the area until around 10 a.m.
This story is developing. Check back for updates as a FOX40 crew heads to the scene.