Just before 5 a.m. on September 23, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a call of a traffic collision on West Main Street, east of Jennings Road.

The preliminary investigation by CHP indicates a Nissan sedan was driving westbound on West Main Street, approaching Jennings Road. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Nissan, 47-year-old Turlock resident Rebecca Adayam veered into the eastbound lane of traffic. The Nissan collided head-on with a Ford truck driven by 69-year-old Patterson resident, Luis Roque-Sanches.

When emergency crews arrived on scene the Ford was fully engulfed.

Adayam and Roque-Sanches succumbed to their injuries at the scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicles.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision, and it is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs contributed to this collision.

West Main Street was temporarily closed between Carpenter Road and Jennings Road with minimal delay to motorists.

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