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Sunday, 12 November 2017 08:47

Fatal Crash in Modesto

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MODESTO - Police say a man in his 20’s died in an early morning crash Sunday.

The crash happened at about 7:00am on Standiford Avenue just east of Tully Road. Sergeant Kalani Souza with the Modesto Police Department said that a single vehicle was involved in the collision and appeared to cross from eastbound into westbound lanes before crashing into a pole.

Police arrived to find medical personnel providing aid to the driver. He was transported to a hospital where he died from his injuries. 

Standiford Avenue was closed while traffic officers investigated the crash. Sergeant Souza indicated speed was being considered as a factor in the crash, but it was too early to tell if drugs or alcohol played a role.

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Saturday, 23 September 2017 20:16

Fatal Crash Reported in Modesto

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MODESTO - Authorities report at least one person was killed in a collision involving two vehicles Saturday afternoon.

The crash was reported at about 6:08pm near the intersection of Kiernan Avenue and Pentecost Drive. According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision involved a motorcycle and an SUV.

By 7:44pm, the collision had been classified as fatal. Authorities say the motorcycle crashed head on into the SUV. There were no further details released at time of publication.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 13:23

Crash Claims Three Lives in San Joaquin County

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SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - Three people were killed in a fiery crash early Tuesday morning when their vehicle hit a tree.

The crash happened at about 1:45am near the intersection of Copperopolis and Jack Tone Roads east of Stockton. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 2002 Honda Accord crashed into a tree east of the intersection, killing the male driver, as well as the male and female passengers.

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Authorities say the Honda was traveling north at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and left the roadway. The Honda collided with a tree, breaking the vehicle apart and engulfing it in fire.

Authorities are working to determine wether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. The occupants of the vehicle were not identified.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Stockton CHP office at (209) 938-4800.

Sunday, 21 May 2017 18:25

One Person Airlifted To Hospital After Crash

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MODESTO - A traffic collision near Southwest Modesto injured one person, causing their vehicle to overturn and starting a fire.

The collision happened at about 4:00pm near the intersection of Vivian Road and West Whitmore Avenue. The crash involved two vehicles, causing one to overturn, trapping the occupant.

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An arriving sheriff deputy attempted to extinguish flames erupting from one vehicle as fire crews arrived. They were able to extinguish the fire and remove the trapped occupant. Early reports indicate at least one or more persons fled the crash scene prior to emergency crews arriving.

An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene to transport one injured person to a hospital.

The crash may have began as an armed robbery, according to the California Highway Patrol, however the investigation was turned over to the sheriff's office.

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 14:05

Crash Near Oakdale Injures Driver

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OAKDALE - A traffic collision that damaged a utility pole resulting in downed power lines and a vegetation fire injured a driver Sunday afternoon.

The crash was dispatched to the California Highway Patrol at about 1:41pm near the intersection of Sierra and Laughlin Roads. Early reports indicated a vehicle collided with a PG&E pole, knocking down live power lines and causing a brush fire.

The involved driver was said to be injured, but was able to exit the vehicle.

No further details were available at time of publication.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 09:36

Bicyclist Killed in Crash

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DENAIR - A bicyclist was struck and killed in an early morning crash Wednesday according to the California Highway Patrol.


The crash was reported at about 7:00am on the 7300 block of East Avenue. Early reports indicate the bicyclist, identified only as a 30 year old man, was struck by a pickup and ended on the right hand shoulder.

The bicyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. Notification of next of kin was pending at time of publication.

Monday, 24 April 2017 15:32

Pedestrians Struck by Vehicle After Shoplifting

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MODESTO - Two pedestrians suffered serious injuries Monday afternoon after fleeing from a store after shoplifting.

Shortly after noon, Modesto Police officers responded to a report of two pedestrians struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Standiford and McHenry Avenues. Early indications suggest both pedestrians were down on the ground, injured.

Police closed off both directions of Standiford and Sylvan Avenues before McHenry as officers examined the scene. There were bags and belongings scattered in the westbound lanes. On the sidewalk clothing and shoes as well as blood could be seen.

According to police spokeswoman Heather Graves, the two pedestrians were fleeing a store across the street after shoplifting. The two were attempting to steal alcohol and ran across the street to avoid capture when they were struck.

The pedestrians were only identified as a man and a woman. The man was listed in stable condition. The woman was listed as critical.

Graves said the two could face charges should the store seek prosecution, and further investigation was pending.