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Friday Crash Claims Life Of Local Resident

Authorities have confirmed the death of an Escalon man in a three-car crash outside the city on Friday.

Identified as the victim was Bruce Holly, 47, who had to be extricated from his vehicle in the crash that occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6.

Officials said the accident involved three vehicles and occurred on Santa Fe Road, south of Reile, just outside the city limits. Holly, who operated Bruce’s Barber Shop in Oakdale, was pinned in his vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to officials.

The California Highway Patrol out of Stockton was conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident. There were no details available at press time about how the crash occurred or if there were any other injuries.

Escalon Police, San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department and ambulance personnel were also on the scene.

Officials said both the northbound and southbound lanes on Santa Fe were closed briefly while rescuers tended to the crash victims and the investigation was conducted.