A 63-year-old Lodi man died Monday after involvement in a three-vehicle crash on Lower Sacramento Road in south Lodi.
Gary Eugene Lewis was driving a 2008 Honda Civic south, north of Eight Mile Road at 10:03 a.m., said California Highway Patrol Officer Angel Arceo.
Lewis used the right-hand shoulder to pass a vehicle at a high rate of speed and had just returned to the correct lane when a northbound Dodge Caravan turned in front of him, Arceo said.
The Honda struck the rear portion of the mini-van, sending the Honda spinning into the northbound lane, where it was struck by a 2007 Buick sport-utility vehicle.
Lewis was taken by ambulance to Lodi Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The mini-van's driver, 27-year-old Alejandro Barrera, of Stockton, was not injured. The Buick's driver, 49-year-old Richard Dvorak, of Palo Alto, had complaints of pain, as did his passenger. Both Dvorak and his passenger, whose name was not immediately available, were taken by ambulance to St. Joseph's Medical Center in Stockton.
Drugs and alcohol did not appear to be involved in the crash, Arceo said. All parties involved were wearing their seat belts.
The collision remains under investigation, and officers had not yet determined who was at fault, Arceo said.