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Stockton men identified as fatalities in Turlock crash
fatal wreck memorial
A memorial at the Prime Shine Carwash on Golden State Boulevard marks the place where three young Stockton residents were killed in a solo vehicle collision on Dec. 2 (ANGELINA MARTIN/The Journal).

The three young men killed in a solo vehicle collision in Turlock have all been identified as Stockton residents.

The deceased were identified as Angel Munoz, 19, and brothers Sean and Kurtis Acosta, who were 20 and 19 years old, respectively.

The investigation into the fatal collision on Dec. 2, remains ongoing, but investigators have determined that speed was a factor.

The Turlock Police Department received notice of the collision around 2:30 a.m. The collision was in the 400 block of N. Golden State Boulevard.

The three men were traveling southbound on Golden State Boulevard when the driver lost control of the vehicle.

During the course of the preliminary investigation, it was determined that the vehicle at one point came off the roadway and collided with a tree, a light pole and a sign for Prime Shine Carwash.

One person was ejected from the vehicle. As a result of the collision the driver and the two passengers all sustained fatal injuries.

It’s unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision. It’s also unknown if any of the individuals were wearing seat belts at the time.

The collision is being investigated by the Turlock Police Major Accident Investigations Team. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to call Officer Greg Roton at 209-668-6536. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at 209-668-5550 extension 6780 or email at

GoFundMe accounts have been established for the three men to help pay for funeral expenses. The account for the Acosta brothers is available at:

The account for Munoz is available at: