A man died and a woman was taken to the hospital after the man crashed his car Thursday shortly after noon on Highway 120 near Union Road in Manteca.
The man was driving west, when he veered into the shoulder after reaching slower traffic, said Ofc. James Smith, California Highway Patrol. Smith said the man tried to avoid the dirt shoulder, but ended up overturning his car. He died in the crash. A female passenger was taken to San Joaquin General Hospital with major injuries, Smith said.
The crash caused some lanes to be closed on Highway 120, but all lanes have since reopened, Smith said.
The names of the victims have not been released.