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May 19 fatal canal accident on Shaffer Road near Winton

On May 19  a man was killed in an accident on Shaffer Road near Winton. Reportedly he was traveling northbound on Shaffer near Palm Avenue when he attempted to pass a flat-bed trailer driven by Francisco Ochoa. He crossed into the southbound lane to attempt to pass the truck when other vehicles in the southbound lane were approaching him. He then went back into the northbound lane and one of the rear tires of his vehicle hit one of the front tires of the truck. This caused his vehicle to spin, hit a concrete wall, and land in the canal. the vehicle was completely submerged in the canal. People passing the accident stopped and pulled the man from the vehicle. He had suffered major injuries. He was air lifted to Memorial Hospital in Modesto where he was pronounced dead.