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Thursday, 06 February 2014 01:12

Road Closed After Collision

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MODESTO - Claus Road has been closed in both directions between Yosemite and Creekwood this morning for a traffic collision.

There have been no injuries reported in the collision, but power lines have dropped across the roadway, prompting the closure.

There is currently no estimated time of re opening pending repairs. Motorists can detour through Creekwood to get around the closure.

Thursday, 30 January 2014 04:09

Collision On Highway 33

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CROWS LANDING - Emergency crews are responding to a collision on the 24000 block of Highway 33 near JT Crow Road.

Reports indicate a mail carrier vehicle is involved as well as a white sedan. One of the vehicles, unclear which at this time, is overturned.

An air ambulance has been requested to the scene as well.

We'll have more updates as information becomes available.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 04:01

Pedestrian Dies in Traffic Collision

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MODESTO - Officials are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on North McHenry Tuesday evening just before 6:30.

The collision happened near McHenry Avenue at Hogue Road. Emergency crews responded to find an unresponsive pedestrian who had been hit by a vehicle. CPR was performed on the patient, who has not been identified, and he was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Officials say dark and rainy conditions likely played a role in the collision.

Saturday, 16 November 2013 05:53

Motorcyclist Killed In Collision

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HUGHSON - A motorcyclist has been killed in a collision at the intersection of Santa Fe and Tully Roads.

The collision happened earlier this afternoon, emergency crews were called to the scene.

The coroner is responding now, emergency crews are diverting traffic while authorities investigate. The circumstances surrounding the collision are not known at this time.

We'll have and update from the scene with more info as it becomes available.

UPDATE: according to Sergeant Zills with the California Highway Patrol, a group of motorcyclists were traveling to a funeral as part of a procession when the rider, who was part of the tail end, lost control. The rider fell off his bike and suffered fatal injuries.

The rider was only identified as a male in his mid 30's. Identification is pending notification of next of kin.

A large group of motorcyclists remained at the scene throughout the investigation. They urge motorists to travel safely and share the road.

Thursday, 14 November 2013 02:48

Motorcyclist Suffers Major Injuries In Crash

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MODESTO - A motorcyclist on a red and black Hayabusa suffered major injuries on Wednesday after colliding with an Isuzu SUV at Orangeburg and Del Vale.

Police say the motorcycle ran into the SUV and the rider was pinned under the vehicle until emergency crews arrived.

Emergency personnel transported the motorcyclist to a local hospital. Reports indicate he suffered major injuries and is in critical condition.

Police closed down Orangeburg between Carver and Kearney while traffic investigators took measurements. Police say drugs or alcohol did not appear to play a factor in the collision.

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.