1 Killed in Crash on Oakdale Road
High-Speed Police Chase Leads to Fatal Modesto Accident
Modesto, CA (December 18, 2019) – One person was killed when a high-speed police chase led to a crash in Modesto. The fatal accident occurred on the morning of December 18 on Oakdale Road.
The chase began when a police officer attempted to make contact with the driver of a Toyota sedan at a parking lot at Mitchell and Don Pedro roads in Ceres. The driver reportedly drove off. Police chased the vehicle, which was driving as fast as 100 mph.
The chase continued to Modesto. The driver then lost control of the Toyota on Oakdale Road, near Scenic Drive. The car rolled and crashed into a tree. The Toyota was split in two.
The driver, Devin Long, 24, of Jamestown, ran from the crashed car, but was later caught by Modesto police. The passenger, a 28-year-old woman, died at the accident scene.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of the victim.