MODESTO - Authorities are seeking the driver who fled their vehicle early Saturday morning after a crash that claimed the life of an elderly woman.
The crash happened shortly before 4:30am in the northbound lanes of Highway 99 near the South 9th Street exit. A white Honda traveling north collided with an RV in the slow lane, causing both vehicles to end up in the shoulder. The RV landed on its side.
The driver of the Honda fled on foot from the vehicle. A K-9 unit with the Ceres Police Department responded to the scene to attempt to track down the driver, but were unsuccessful. The vehicle was registered to an owner in Ceres.
An 84 year old woman riding in the back of the RV was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and passenger, men in their 50's and 60's, suffered major injuries from the crash. All were said to be Washington residents.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol at (209) 356-2900.