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Friday, 24 June 2016 20:02

Fatal Crash Involving Train in Winton

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WINTON - At least one person lost their life in a collision with an Amtrak train Friday afternoon.

 
The crash was dispatched by the California Highway Patrol at 4:51pm near the intersection of North Winton Way and Santa Fe Avenue.
 
Early reports indicate a vehicle was struck by the train and pushed off the tracks. At 4:54pm, an ambulance was requested to the scene. The Merced County Coroner was requested at 5:05pm
 
Further details will be posted as they become available.
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 22:08

Police Seek Vehicle in Pedestrian Collision

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MODESTO - A 65 year old man who authorities believe attempted to take his own life by walking into oncoming traffic is expected to survive his injuries.

 
Shortly after noon police received a report of a man down near Yosemite Boulevard and Santa Ana Avenue. The man's injuries appeared consistent with being struck by a vehicle, police spokeswoman Heather Graves said.
 
The man was transported to a hospital where he underwent surgery and is expected to survive.
 
Graves said investigators are looking for the vehicle involved in the collision with the pedestrian, as it did not remain at the scene. Although charges could be filed, Graves said quick cooperation is important in this case.
 
Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is encouraged to contact the Modesto Police Department, or Crime Stoppers where callers can remain anonymous at (209) 521-4636.
 
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 11:25

Woman Dies After Being Struck by Train

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STOCKTON - A woman died from injuries sustained after being struck by a train Tuesday afternoon.

The collision happened at about 5:30pm near the Union Pacific Rail Road crossing on Lindsay Street.

Police say a train traveling southbound struck the woman who was attempting to cross the tracks. She was transported to a local hospital where she died.

No further details were available at time of publication.

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Sunday, 12 June 2016 16:39

Fatal Bicyclist Collision Investigated

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STOCKTON - Police investigated a traffic collision that claimed the life of a bicyclist Saturday afternoon.

The collision happened between a vehicle and bicyclist at about 5:40pm near the intersection of El Dorado and Ingram Streets.

Police officers responded and located the injured bicyclist, who was transported by ambulance to a hospital for care. The bicyclist, identified only as an adult male, died at the hospital as a result of his injuries.

The involved driver of the vehicle was also identified as an adult male.

Traffic officers responded to continue the investigation, which is ongoing.

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Friday, 10 June 2016 02:25

Fatal Crash on I-5

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MERCED COUNTY - At least one person was killed in a crash early Friday morning on Interstate 5.

The incident was dispatched at about 1:07am on the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 north of Highway 140. Early reports indicated a vehicle overturned possibly ejecting one occupant.

Ambulance crews were the first to arrive. One person was pronounced deceased at the scene, with two other patients suffering serious injuries.

Two air ambulances were also dispatched to the scene. Traffic was stopped to allow the helicopters to land. By 2:30am, one lane had re-opened to allow traffic to pass through.

The collision remains under investigation.

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PATTERSON - A ruptured 12 inch gas line destroyed a section of Marshall Road early Sunday morning.

The incident happened shortly after 5:00am just east of Ward Avenue. The rupture created a significant crater in the roadway causing closures at both ends. According to officials at the scene, the rupture was detected by sensors along the pipeline indicating a change in pressure.

The escaping gas created a jet engine like sound but posed no threat to the area. The leak was stopped late in the morning and crews arrived to begin assessment of damage. By the afternoon, no cause had been determined.

Utility officials say the line is used for transmission of gas from one location to another before reaching a distribution point.

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Wednesday, 01 June 2016 21:09

Update: Cal Trans Works to Repair I-5 Sinkhole

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San Joaquin County - Road repair crews worked diligently Wednesday to repair a sinkhole discovere on Interstate 5 early Tuesday morning.

The sinkhole was discovered by a maintenance crew working in the area. The sinkhole was about a foot in diameter and 10-15 feet deep according to Greg Lawson, a Cal Trans spokesperson.

The section of highway was excavated, as crews suspected an abandoned utility line could have been the cause for the sinkhole.

Traffic was diverted onto Highway 132, north onto State Route 33, then back onto Interstate 5 around the work area. Lawson said that delays were estimated to be about 10 minutes.

Crews hope to have the repair work finished by Friday.

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