Manteca man, 40, killed, 4 others injured in crash

DENAIR — One person was killed and four others injured in a car wreck Thursday, the CHP said.

Authorities did not release the name of the person killed — a 40-year-old Manteca man — because his family had not been notified. A 4-year-old boy was seriously injured.

The accident happened at 12:25 p.m. at the intersection of Barnhart Road and Santa Fe Avenue, about 1½ miles northwest of Denair. A 1992 Ford Crown Victoria carrying four people was traveling east on Barnhart Road approaching Santa Fe Avenue.

Lindsey Plett, 26, of Denair was driving north at about 55 mph in a 2000 Ford F-250 on Santa Fe. The Crown Victoria stopped at a stop sign, then pulled into the path of the F-250, the CHP said. The F-250 collided with the right front side of the Crown Victoria.

The man who was killed was sitting in the Crown Victoria's right front passenger seat. The Crown Victoria's driver, Bridget Knight, 35, of Oakdale, suffered major injuries. She was taken by helicopter to Doctors Medical Center of Modesto. The Crown Victoria's left rear passenger, Nicole Overbay, 17, of Oakdale, was seriously injured. She was taken by helicopter to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. A 4-year-old boy in the back seat suffered major injuries. The child was wearing a seat belt, but was not in a child safety seat "appropriate to his age," according to the CHP report. The boy was taken by ambulance to Emmanuel Hospital in Turlock.

Plett suffered moderate injuries.

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