One killed in three-car crash outside of Riverbank on Tuesday morning

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One driver was killed and another suffered major injuries in a three-vehicle crash outside of Riverbank on Tuesday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported. Three children also were hurt. The collision was reported at 9:43 a.m. at Highway 108/Patterson Road and Skittone Road. The location is just east of the McHenry Avenue intersection with Ladd Road north of Modesto. The driver killed was alone in her white Ford SUV, CHP spokesman Tom Olsen said. The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office identified her as Kolleen Jackson, 68, of Riverbank. The driver who was badly hurt was a woman with three young children in a green Chevrolet SUV, he said. The children suffered minor to moderate injuries, and all were taken to area hospitals. Their names were not available as of midafternoon Tuesday. According to Olsen, a Honda sedan was westbound on Patterson Road when the driver stopped to turn left on Skittone. Jackson, who was approaching from behind, veered to the left to avoid rear-ending the Honda. Her SUV turned onto its side and was struck by the Chevy SUV heading east. One of the SUVs also struck the driver’s side rear of the Honda.

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