Here you go. There wasn't a stadard obit, just the front-page article with, thankfully, no pictures. The Oakdale-Waterford Highway is a two-lane country road; at 10:30 pm it would have been almost deserted. He might have been sober; young men in hot cars do foolish things sometimes, even without the help of demon rum. I got up to 80 on the O-W highway once, in broad daylight and cold sober. Claribel Road is much closer to Oakdale than it is to to Waterford. http://www.mapquest.comhttp://www.mapquest.com will show it to you with 11 levels of zoom, if you are interested. Empire is a smal town in Stanislaus County, but miles away from any of the places mentioned here.
I suspect, from the last names, that the Bee didn't distinguish between brothers and half-brothers. ----------------------------------------------
Modesto Bee Sunday, 24 Jan 1971 Front page
TWO MEN DIE IN SOLO CAR ACCIDENTS
Two men died in separate single-vehicle traffic accidents in Stanislaus County yesterday and Friday. They were Lewis Brice <. . .> and Riley Gatus Fox, 22 of 1405 Crowel Ave, Livingston.
Fox was speeding north on the Oakdale-Waterford Highway at about 100 mph at 10:30 p.m. Friday, the CHP [California Highway Patrol] said. The officers said his vehicle failed to make a turn at Claribel Road, hit an embankment, flipped end over end after flying 36 feet through the air and was demolished. Fox was thrown through the windshield. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a deputy coroner. Both Brice and Fox were alone in their vehicles, the CHP said.
Services for Fox are pending at the Oakdale Memorial Chapel. He is survived by his mother, Ellen Brown of Oakdale; four sisters, Leona Flood and Rosemary Flude of Redding; Janice Hawley of San Joaquin and Erline Brown of Oakdale; and eight brothers, Edward and Leonard Fox of Livingston, Andrew and Clarance Haske of Sacramento; and Michael, Mitchell, Richard and Robert Fox of Oakdale.