TURLOCK, CA - One woman is dead after the van she was riding in was hit by another car.
It happened just before six a.m. on West Main near Jennings between Patterson and Turlock. California Highway Patrol said the driver of a black Mercedes was headed west bound on West Main when he crossed over to the east bound lane, hitting the silver van with a family in it head on. The woman, a mother of two, was in the passenger seat of the van and was pinned by the car and declared dead at the scene. The driver of the van, who CHP thinks was the woman's husband, suffered moderate injuries while two children in the back seat, a 6-year-old and a 2-year-old, suffered non-life threatening injuries. All three were transported to the hospital.
The driver of the Mercedes was also taken to the hospital with with major injuries, but it is expected to survive. He was pulled out of his car by near by witnesses before his car caught fire. No word on whether he will face any charges.