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Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:46

Arrest Made In Motorcyclist's Death

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Matthew Luke

On October 7, 2013, at 6:00 am, Officers responded to reports of a traffic collision involving several vehicles in the area of Mariposa Road and Austin Road. Upon arrival, officers found two cars, a tractor trailer and a motorcycle that had been involved in the collision. The motorcyclist, Anthony Gentile, a 41 year old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Follow up investigation by Stockton Police Department Traffic Investigators revealed the collision was caused by Matthew Luke. Luke was driving a 1998 Honda Accord westbound on Mariposa Road when he drove into on-coming traffic in the eastbound lane causing the collision.

Today, Traffic Investigators arrested Matthew Luke, a 25 year old male, for homicide, felony driving under the influence, and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. It was determined Luke had a .05% blood alcohol content three hours after the collision and was also on probation for driving under the influence.

Thursday, 07 November 2013 04:26

Highway Collision Claims Life

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On November 5, 2013, at approximately 1:50 PM, a Peterbuilt cement truck was traveling southbound on State Route 99 north of Kansas Avenue in the #2 lane at approximately 55 miles per hour. A second vehicle, a Honda Civic, was also southbound on Highway 99 north of Kansas Avenue in the #3 lane at approximately 55 miles per hour, slightly behind the cement truck.

According to CHP the cement truck signaled, and then merged from the #2 lane into the #3 lane where the right side of it collided with the left side of the Honda. After the initial collision, the Honda left the highway in a south westerly direction when it crashed head on into a tree.

The driver of the Honda, a 53 year old Modesto woman, sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. The right front passenger, identified as 54 year old Rebecca Fraley of San Jose, suffered major injuries and was transported by ambulance to Doctors Medical Center.

Rescue crews used the jaws of life to extricate both persons from the vehicle.

The driver of the cement truck was identified as 52 year old Brandon Velarde of Newman. Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision according to CHP.

Thursday, 26 September 2013 03:12

Skateboarder Seriously Injured

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20130926-111152.jpgTurlock: Authorities are investigating a collision that occured this morning just before 9am. A 19 year old skateboarder was involved in a collision with a vehicle travelling eastbound on East Avenue as the skateboarder was crossing the street.

The skateboarder sustained life threatening injuries and was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment. Officials say the skateboarder was not wearing any protective gear. A major accident investigation team is working the incident. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Officer Dusel at (209) 664-7382.

Thursday, 12 September 2013 11:17

Child Dies In Parking Lot Collision

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Officials investigate a collision in the parking lot at Castleburg Park on 9/11/13. Officials investigate a collision in the parking lot at Castleburg Park on 9/11/13.

Riverbank: A 4 year old Riverbank child died as a result of injuries sustained in a collision at Castleburg park on September 11th, according to the CHP.

The collision happened at 7:43 PM in the parking lot of Castleburg park, according to CHP officer Eric Parsons. 30 year old Sergio Calvo Jr of Riverbank was driving through to leave the parking lot, when a 4 year old male, who family members say his name was Daniel, rode his scooter into the parking lot.

The front of Mr. Calvo's Chevy 2500 struck the boy, who was taken to Memorial Hospital by ambulance, but later died as a result of the collision.

Officials do not believe alcohol or drugs are a factor in the incident. Officer Parsons stressed the importance of being mindful of surroundings and the importance of both watching out for children, and teaching them to watch for vehicles at a very young age.

Friday, 23 August 2013 14:06

Collision Closes Intersection

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Modesto: Investigators with the Modesto Police Department Traffic Unit are arriving at the intersection of College at Orangeburg for a major collision.

Police have closed the roadway in all directions for the collision, which involves a white Ford SUV and a black Harley Davidson style motorcycle.

The circumstances of the collision, which occurred sometime around 8pm, are unknown at this time, but it appears the bike collided into the side of an SUV.

According to a witness at the scene, the motorcyclist was wearing a "beanie" type helmet. Several witnesses, including one who may have been a nurse stopped to help.

The occupants of the SUV do not appear to have suffered injuries and are talking to traffic investigators at the scene. The condition of the rider is unknown at this time.

We'll have updates as the night continues.

Monday, 12 August 2013 12:27

Traffic Collision Claims Life

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Just after 3pm, emergency personnel responded to a traffic collision near Highway 120 at the Main Street off ramp in the Eastbound lanes in Manteca.

A total of 6 vehicles - 4 passenger autos and 2 big rigs were involved. Most of the vehicles suffered major damage. One vehicle, a Chevy sedan, was crushed in between both big rigs killing one occupant.

It is currently not clear what caused the accident or how many more people suffered injuries.

The highway was closed for several hours while crews cleared the wreckage from the scene. CHP is still investigating the incident.

Sunday, 11 August 2013 09:48

Overturned Tanker Snarls Traffic

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Oakdale: A propane tanker overturns on a busy Oakdale highway causing a traffic mess for several hours. The incident happened around noon and kept the roadway closed at River and Rodden Roads until tow trucks could upright the trailer.