KTLA Channel 5 LA’s Very Own News and The Modesto Bee reported recently that a tragic motor vehicle accident in the area of Stockton, California on the evening of Thursday, March 11, 2021 led to the death of five people, including three adults and two children, and is suspected to have been caused by driving under the influence (DUI).
According to a news release issued by officials from the California Highway Patrol, the incident took place between 10:45 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Thursday, March 11, 2021 along Interstate 5 in the French Camp area, south of Stockton. Two children and three adults were killed in the crash, which involved only a single vehicle. The preliminary investigation indicated a man from Stockton, 33 years of age, was driving a Toyota north on I-5, and for unknown reasons that remain under investigation, he veered off the roadway to the right just north of Roth Road, crashing through a sign and then into a tree.
The California Highway Patrol believes that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident. Two adults and a child were pronounced dead at the accident scene, while another adult and child succumbed to their injuries at a nearby hospital.