Tuolumne Road Crash Kills Modesto Woman -- Dec 2, 2017
An incident occurred on Tuolumne Road east of Westside Road on Saturday at 1:25pm. The California Highway Patrol reported 73-year-old Jean Claire Simmons of Modesto was driving a 1999 Toyota Corrolla when she drifted off the road. That caused her to overcorrect and eventually hit a rock hillside on the north side of the road. She was the only occupant of the car. Simmons was flown to a medical center in Modesto. She was pronounced dead. It is probable a second vehicle was involved in the crash and that it fled the scene, according to the California Highway Patrol. An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the crash is encouraged to call 209-984-3944.