A deadly crash in Modesto last week is being blamed on the actions of a Ceres man driver who violated right of way, said the California Highway Patrol.
A 38-year-old man who was riding a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle died from injuries sustained in the 6:15 p.m. crash on Thursday, Feb. 25.
Antone Galindo Lopez, 59, of Ceres, was driving a 2002 Nissan Frontier southbound on Lone Palm Avenue when he stopped at a stop sign at Woodland Avenue. Apparently Lopez pulled out in front of the westbound motorcyclist in an attempt to make a westbound onto Woodland. The motorcycle and rider bounced off the front left of the Nissan and into the eastbound lane where he struck a Ford F-450 pickup driven by Elmer E. Ticas Delgado, 34, of Livingston. The rider was killed instantly.
The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol and drugs were not factors.