Modesto Man Killed After Highway 99 Truck Accident
A Modesto man was killed after a truck accident on Highway 99 on February 14, 2020. The crash occurred around 9:00 a.m. on northbound SR-99 just south of Hammett Road, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). A 2004 Honda minivan was reportedly parked on the east shoulder of the highway. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Honda exited his vehicle and was struck by an oncoming big rig. First responders were called to the scene where they located the injured man. Sadly, he was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officials have identified him as 42-year-old Benjamin Wheeler of Modesto.