Afternoon Newsletter

Driver in fatal crash near Oakdale identified as Delhi man

The man who died in a collision south of Oakdale on Friday was identified as 26-year-old Delhi man, an official with the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office said Monday.

Zach Coulter was driving north in a Honda at a high speed on Albers Road, south of Warnerville Road, when his car rear-ended a Saturn in front of him, according to police.

The Honda then traveled into oncoming traffic and hit a Ford head on.

Coulter died at the scene.

The 23-year-old driver of the Ford was taken to a hospital with major injuries and remained hospitalized in serious condition on Monday.

The driver of the Saturn had minor injuries.

Investigators say it’s possible alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Deputy Matthew Orr at 209-869-7162.