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Oakdale man succumbs to July 4 crash injuries

A 31-year-old Oakdale man sustained fatal injuries in a single-vehicle rollover crash on the Fourth of July on Hatch Road at Eastgate Boulevard in Ceres.

Succumbing to injuries sustained in the 8:25 p.m. crash was a man identified as Benjamin Herning.

Ceres Police said that it appears that Herning was westbound on Hatch Road in a Honda CRV and attempting to pass multiple vehicles on the right at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle. The Honda veered off the north side of Hatch Road where it rolled multiple times. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The Ceres Police Traffic Unit Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating and asking any witnesses to the collision to provide information to Officer Michael Ferreira at 209-538-5700, extension 1038 or by emailing