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Vehicle Accident, Grass Fire Along Santa Fe
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Fire crews work to extinguish a car and field fire following a vehicle accident along Santa Fe between Hall and Henry on Friday evening. - photo by Marg Jackson/The Times

A late afternoon accident along Santa Fe Road between Escalon and Riverbank sent the driver to the hospital and started a grass fire.

Stockton CHP, San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Deputies, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire and Escalon Fire Department were all on the scene of the crash, which occurred around 5 p.m. Friday, May 25.

Authorities were still investigating to determine why the car went off the road but a CHP officer on scene said witnesses to the crash helped the driver out of the car, which went off the roadway and into a grassy field. The car caught on fire, spreading to the grass.

The driver had unknown injuries but was taken to a Modesto hospital.

Look for additional details in the May 30 issue of The Times.