One Dead, Two Injured When Modesto Vintage Car Tears in Half — Oct 8, 2017
A Modesto man lost control of his vintage car, a blue 1967 Plymouth Barracuda, on Saturday. The car spun around several times before being torn in half and killing the 45-year-old driver who was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident occurred just after 4 p.m. There were no other passengers in his car. When the Plymouth went into its spin, it was directly in the path of a 2012 black Honda Accord, southbound on Terminal. The front of the Accord hit the passenger side of the Plymouth, which ripped in half at the impact. The majority of the car came to rest in the southbound lane. The front end was shot across to the west shoulder of the road. The car only had lap seat belts, but the driver was not wearing it. He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene. The male and female in the Accord suffered major injuries and were transported to an area hospital.