Four die in accident near SN

Four people, including two children, were killed in a single-vehicle accident on Highway 152 west of Highway 33 Sunday evening, the California Highway Patrol reported.

All four occupants of the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP.

The deceased were identified as Samuel Soto, 40, who was the driver of the vehicle, and three passengers, Alondra Lara Montez, 22, Nicolas Soto, approximately 9 years of age, and Diego Soto, 2.

All are from Pomona, according to a CHP news release.

The CHP said Samuel Soto was driving a 2017 Nissan Altima eastbound on Highway 152 approaching Highway 33 (Gonzaga Road) at approximately 65-75 MPH when he lost control of the vehicle. The Nissan traveled through the median and crossed over both westbound traffic lanes before striking a tree broadside.

The accident occurred shortly before 8:30 p.m.

The CHP said alcohol and drugs do not appear to have been a factor, and that weather conditions were also not believed to have contributed to the accident.

Newman Fire report

Personnel from the Newman Fire Department and West Stanislaus Fire Protection District responded to 23 calls for service from May 20-27.

Calls for service included 12 medical aid responses, seven vegetation fires and four public assists.

West Side weather

Newman resident Marge Carvalho, an observer for the National Weather Service, reported the following high/low temperatures and rainfall amounts for the past week. Information for the previous 24-hour period is recorded at 5 p.m. daily.

Monday, May 20: 72/45 with .09 inches of rain

Tuesday, May 21: 72/51, with .04 inches of rain

Wednesday, May 22: 78/51

Thursday, May 23: 80/54

Friday, May 24: 84/55

Saturday, May 25: 81/55

Sunday, May 26: 77/54, with .05 inches of rain