A 73-year-old passenger died Sunday morning when the Lexus RX300 he was riding in overturned on eastbound Highway 152 near Harmon Road, northeast of Dos Palos, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The man’s identity was withheld pending notification from the Merced County coroner. The CHP said four of the occupants of the Lexus were from San Jose and the victim was an Indian national. The crash took place when Pradeepa Vasudeva, 46, driving about 65 mph, drove into the center median, lost control, and rolled the vehicle. The car came to rest in a field. The driver and two passengers refused treatment. Vanishree Bhat, 38, was taken to a Modesto hospital with major injuries.