Jackson Upton of Modesto Killed in Jackson Road Vehicle Collision [Modesto, CA]

Jackson Upton of Modesto Killed in Jackson Road Vehicle Collision [Modesto, CA]

James Jacobs III Involved in Traffic Crash in Modesto

Modesto, CA (January 19, 2023) – On Thursday, Jackson Upton, 19, of Modesto, died, while James Jacobs III, 19, also of Modesto, sustained injuries in a Jackson Road vehicle collision.

The fatal collision happened at about 4:13 p.m. in the area of Bacon Road.

Reports said James Jacobs III was driving a southbound Honda CRV on Jackson Road when he missed the stop sign at the intersection. The vehicle drove directly into the path of an eastbound Dodge RAM that did not have a stop sign.

As a result, the RAM collided with the right side of the Honda. Then, the two vehicles continued off the roadway into an almond orchard. 

Unfortunately, a Honda passenger, Jackson Upton, died at the crash scene.

Moreover, James Jacobs III sustained significant injuries and was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. The RAM driver, a 62-year-old Salida man incurred minor injuries

Investigating officers said both Jacobs and Upton were not wearing seat belts at the time of the fatal crash.

CHP is investigating the fatal crash in Modesto.


Sweet Lawyers extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Jackson Upton. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


The Aftermath of Fatal Collision

Following the Jackson Road vehicle collision, it is vital to make sure that the bereaved are legally covered so they can grieve in peace.

Furthermore, hiring a legal expert who can help you with a possible wrongful death claim is one of the best decisions one could make.

Moreover, it is helpful to know that each state has its own laws covering who can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of the deceased.

These people are related to or depend financially on the victim. The law usually allows the following people to file a wrongful death case:

  • Surviving spouses
  • Domestic partners (registered domestic partnership)
  • Children of the deceased
  • Financial dependents, parents, and minors under the care of the deceased
  • Personal representatives

To the loved ones of Jackson Upton, reach out to our wrongful death lawyers. Let us help you discover if you can file a case on behalf of your departed loved one.

Additionally, with 40 years of practice, Sweet Lawyers is confident we can tackle your wrongful death lawsuit and help you recover. Our legal experts are here to guide you through a legal claim related to the traffic crash in Modesto.

Call our offices at (800) 674 7852 and let us help you get justice for your family. Additionally, our consultation is totally free and confidential.

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