An 18-year-old woman died and four people were injured in a crash early Thursday south of Manteca, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Officer Ramsey Zakhary said a 2006 Scion was eastbound on Mortensen Road near South Airport Way, about five miles south of Highway 120 about 3:30 a.m. The Scion veered onto the dirt north shoulder, then back across to the south shoulder and rolled several times, the CHP said. No one in the car was wearing seat belts and all were ejected, Zakhary said. "We do suspect alcohol and possibly drugs were involved," he said.
Investigators believe the 18-year-old killed was driving, Zakhary said. Her passengers were men ranging in age from their late teens to a 20-year-old. They were taken to hospitals in Modesto and Stockton. The severity of their injuries was not known, Zakhary said.
The CHP impounded the car as evidence.