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One killed, two injured in wrong way crash on 99

A wrong way driver on Highway 99 was killed when his vehicle collided head-on with another car, sending the driver and a child to the hospital.

The name, age, and town of residence for the deceased has not yet been released.

The collision happened at 3:18 a.m. Tuesday on northbound Highway 99, near Lander Avenue, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The deceased was driving a white sedan southbound in a northbound lane at an unknown rate of speed when the vehicle collided head-on with a Tesla Model Y that was traveling north at approximately 70 miles per hour.

The impact sent the sedan spinning in a southerly direction. It overturned onto the right side and caught on fire, according to the CHP.

The Tesla came to a rest facing west across two northbound lanes. It had sustained major front-end damage.

The driver of the Tesla, Thomas Guerrero, 37, of Escalon sustained major injuries and was taken by ambulance to Emanuel Medical Center.

A 6-year-old boy in the Tesla was taken to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera with moderate injuries. The investigation is ongoing, though the CHP does believe alcohol was a factor in the collision.