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Turlock man killed in Linwood Avenue collision

A failure to stop at a posted stop sign resulted in a two-vehicle collision and the death of a Turlock man, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The deceased was identified as Saul Alvarez-Olivera, 37, of Turlock.

The collision happened at 10:54 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Crows Landing and Linwood roads.

Alvarez-Olivera was driving a 2006 Toyota Tacoma westbound on Linwood Avenue, approaching the intersection.

The intersection has stop signs on Linwood Avenue. According to the CHP, Alvarez-Olivera did not stop or slow down at the stop sign. The Tacoma drove into the intersection at an estimated 45 to 50 miles per hour and struck a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado.

The front of the Chevrolet collided with the left side of the Tacoma, sending both vehicles into a spin. The Tacoma came to rest on its wheels in the northwest corner of the intersection and the Chevrolet came to a stop on its wheels along the west dirt shoulder facing in a northerly direction, the CHP reported.

Alvarez-Olivera sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Robert Paul Boykin, 53, and his passenger Ronda Boykin, 51, both of Gilroy sustained minor injuries in the collision and were transported by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, according to the CHP.

All parties were wearing seat belts, the CHP reported.

The CHP said alcohol and drugs did not appear to factor into the collision.

The investigation is ongoing.