A 12 year old Modesto girl and a 68 year old Atwater man are dead, after a grinding 2-car collision on La Grange Road yesterday afternoon. Highway Patrol officers say 17 year old Sarah Murphy of Modesto was headed south at a high rate of speed, when she lost control of her car and spun into an oncoming car driven by Calvin Oliver of Atwater.
Murphy´s car was cut in half, and 12 year old Jennifer Murphy was ejected and died at the scene. Oliver was also dead at the scene.
17 year old Stephanie Salvi of Modesto, Sarah Murphy and 67 year old Lorraine Oliver of Atwater were all taken to Modesto hospitals with moderate injuries.