1 dead after antique car crashed in Mariposa

FRESNO, Calif.

Officials say the victim was driving a Ford Model A similar to this one when he was hit.

His name hasn't been released.

The accident happened on Highway 140 near Cathey's Valley Parkway.

The California Highway Patrol says 35-year-old Celise Brandon and 62-year-old William Ashworth were both driving westbound as they approached the Model A, which was eastbound.

Investigators say Ashworth rear-ended Brandon when she slowed down to make a left turn.

Her vehicle then veered into the eastbound lane, colliding with the Model A.

Its driver was ejected and died.

Brandon suffered minor injuries and was taken to a Mariposa hospital.

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