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Fourth of July crash deadly for 31-year-old man
• Lost control when passing on the right on Hatch Road
Fatal 4th of July crash Ceres
This crash on Hatch Road on Thursday evening took the life of its driver, Benjamin Herning, 31, of Oakdale. - photo by Courtesy of Ceres Police

A 31-year-old Oakdale man sustained fatal injuries in a single-vehicle rollover crash on the Fourth of July on Hatch Road at Eastgate Boulevard.

Dying from his injuries sustained in the 8:25 p.m. crash was Benjamin Herning.

Ceres Police said that it appears that Herning was westbound on Hatch Road in a Honda CRV and attempting to pass multiple vehicles on the right at a high rate of speed when he lost control. The Honda veered off the north side of Hatch Road where it rolled multiple times. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor.

The Ceres Police Traffic Unit Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating and asking any witnesses to the collision to provide information to Officer Michael Ferreira at 209-538-5700, extension 1038 or by emailing