SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY - A sinkhole on Interstate 5 closed the northbound lanes early Tuesday morning.
Authorities received the report of the sinkhole at about 6:15am near Highway 33. Early indications suggested that the hole was a few feet in diameter.
Repair crews responded quickly and began evaluating the damage and cause of the sinkhole.
Interstate 5 was expected to close for two to three days and have traffic diverted onto Highway 33.
STOCKTON - A crash on the crosstown Highway 4 reportedly caused several injuries Monday afternoon.
The crash was reported in the eastbound lanes near the Filbert Street offramp at about 2:35pm. Initial reports indicated a big rig collided with three other vehicles, and there were possibly three occupants injured. One vehicle was said to have caught fire.
At 2:45pm several tow companies were requested to remove the wreckage.
MODESTO - A hit and run collision closed off a busy roadway Friday night.
The crash happened at about 8:15pm near the intersection of Hatch Road and Jim Way. Early reports indicate a white vehicle possibly a Honda struck a police car and several other vehicles before fleeing.
The police car spun into a power pole, causing it to sever at the base.
There appeared to be no injuries at the scene.
TURLOCK - The driver of a big rig was killed in a collision in Turlock after the vehicle left the highway for unknown reasons.
Officers were dispatched to the scene just north of Lander Avenue at about 9:58am. The big rig crashed through a wall and into a carport, striking several other vehicles, causing major damage.
The driver, identified only as an adult male, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Investigators with CHP arrived to determine what led to the vehicle leaving the highway at a high rate of speed.
We will post further details as they become available.
MODESTO - Two people suffered major injuries in a multi-vehicle traffic collision Tuesday evening.
Emergency crews responded to the intersection of Crows Landing and Hatch Roads at about 7:20pm for a report of a crash blocking the roadway. According to the California Highway Patrol one vehicle ran the stop light and collided with several other vehicles. Two occupants of a small gold sedan were pinned in the vehicle and required extrication.
Modesto Firefighters used heavy rescue tools to carefully cut away the vehicle around the occupants and remove them. One patient was rushed by ambulance to Shackleford Elementary School where an air ambulance landed for transportation to a hospital.
The other occupant was transported by ambulance to a hospital also with major injuries. Condition of the other involved drivers was unknown at time of publication. The incident was classified by CHP as a hit and run with injuries, however further details were not available.
The roadway was cleared shortly after 9:00pm.
MODESTO - A two vehicle crash blocked lanes of Oakdale Road Tuesday afternoon.
The crash happened at about 1:00pm near the intersection of Oakdale Road and Morningside Drive. A silver Chrysler mini van overturned after colliding with an Infiniti G20.
An 80 year old woman who was in the G20 was transported by ambulance to a hospital for chest pain. The occupants of the overturned silver minivan were all out of the vehicle when police arrived.
Northbound lanes of Oakdale Road were closed at Wylie Drive for about an hour.
STOCKTON - Authorities with the Stockton Police Department arrested a 21 year old man in connection to a fatal January 25th crash.
Enrique Ruiz, 21, faces vehicular manslaughter charges among others for his alleged involvement in a street race earlier this year. Police say he was identified as the driver of one of the vehicles involved in a race that struck another vehicle spinning donuts near the intersection of Maranatha and Bryant Drives. A passenger of the vehicle spinning donuts died as a result of the collision.
Traffic investigators identified Ruiz as the driver of the vehicle involved in the crash and arrested him without incident at his home on Monday. He also faces charges for his participation in the street race in addition to vehicular manslaughter.