Kelley Road Crash

Three people were injured Friday afternoon, Aug. 9, in a two-vehicle accident on E. Kelley Road west of River Road near Newman, the California Highway Patrol reported. The CHP said the accident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. when a 2013 Jeep driven eastbound by Richard Martin, 42, of Gustine was struck from behind by a 2015 Chevrolet pickup driven by Anthony Alcazar, 19, of Atwater as Martin slowed to nearly a stop due to slow-moving traffic ahead. The CHP said Richard Martin was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto with a laceration to the head and a passenger in the Jeep, Yvette Martin, 49, of Gustine, was transported to Memorial with complaint of pain. The CHP said a passenger in the Chevrolet, identified as Abel Lemus, 27, of Merced, was transported to Emanuel Medical Center, Turlock, with complaint of pain. Alcazar reported no injuries.