Two accidents on Highway 99 near Modesto

Two traffic accidents with unreported injuries were tying up southbound Highway 99 near Kansas Avenue in Modesto late tonight, according to the California Highway Patrol Web site.

It’s not known if the two are related.

According to the Web site, the first occurred at 10:19 p.m.

What’s described as a sports utility vehicle crashed and wound up on its roof just south of Kansas. According to witnesses, people inside the automobile were crawling out of the vehicle.

The second accident occurred on the southbound onramp. A vehicle went off the roadway, and at least one person was trying to get out of the vehicle.

The CHP and firefighters were on the scene, and the Kansas Avenue onbramp and No. 3 lane were being closed.

We’ll have more as information becomes available.

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