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Thursday, 13 April 2017 21:13

Child Struck by Vehicle, Airlifted to Hospital

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SALIDA - Authorities responded to a traffic collision in Salida Thursday evening that involved a child.

 

Emergency crews responded to a report of a child struck by a vehicle at about 6:44pm. The collision happened on the 4800 block of Deveraux Way.

 

First responders arrived and found the child down in the middle of the road. Early indications suggest the child was struck by an SUV. It is unclear if the child was playing near the roadway or crossing the street during the time of the collision. 

 

Arriving personnel described the child’s condition as alert and conscious. Deputies closed off the road to traffic, and the child was taken to a nearby school to be flown by a Cal STAR air ambulance to a regional hospital.

 

The circumstances leading up to the crash are under investigation.

 

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Mark Nelson

Saturday, 08 April 2017 07:52

Four Rescued After Vehicle Rolls off Cliff

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MARIPOSA COUNTY - Four people were rescued Friday morning after their vehicle rolled 500 feet down a mountainside.

Authorities with the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office say an alert driver was traveling on Highway 49 about a mile south of Schilling Road when they saw tire tracks leading off the roadway. The driver was able to hear people calling for help when she exited her vehicle and called 911.

Search and Rescue crews used a rope system to reach and remove the four passengers of the vehicle. The passengers were transported to an area hospital for evaluation and care.

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Mark Nelson

Friday, 07 April 2017 18:53

Fatal Crash Reported near Oakdale

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OAKDALE - One person was killed Friday afternoon in a collision on Highway 108 near Stearns Road.

The crash was reported at about 4:43pm involving a big rig and a pickup truck and a third unidentified vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol. Emergency crews arrived on scene and found the involved vehicles with major damage from the collision.

Both lanes of the highway were blocked by the crash, with eastbound traffic diverting onto Stearns Road. Westbound traffic diverted onto Wamble Road. Early reports indicate a woman who was occupying one of the vehicles lost her life in the collision.

Further details regarding the crash will be posted as information becomes available.

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Mark Nelson

Monday, 20 March 2017 19:38

Fatal Crash Reported Near Los Banos

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MERCED COUNTY - One person was killed in a traffic collision on Interstate 5 south of Los Banos Monday afternoon.

The crash was reported at about 2:42pm near Highway 165 on Southbound Interstate 5. Early reports indicate a pickup truck overturned, trapping the occupants.

A 70 year old man, a resident of Oregon, died in the collision. A 60 year old woman, also from Oregon, suffered major injuries in the collision and was transported to a Fresno hospital.

The man's identity was not released pending notification of family.

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Mark Nelson

Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:09

Bicyclist Killed by Hit and Run Driver

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STOCKTON - Police are investigating a hit and run collision that claimed the life of a bicyclist Friday night.

The crash happened at about 9:04pm near the 4400 block of the West Highway 99 Frontage Road. The victim, identified only as an adult male, was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a red tractor trailer hauling a flatbed.

The bicyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police say the driver fled and was not located. He was described as a Middle-Eastern man between the ages of 25 and 32, standing about 5'9" and weighing about 220lbs. He was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt, a reflective vest and denim shorts.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.

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Mark Nelson

MODESTO - Authorities arrested a 31 year old man after he fled from a crash that claimed the life of an eleven year old boy, authorities say.

The crash happened near the intersection of Hatch and Carpenter Roads shortly before 11:00pm Monday night. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 31 year old man who was identified as Traves Krause was driving north on Carpenter approaching the Hatch Road intersection. His vehicle entered the intersection and struck the left side of a Toyota sedan.

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Mark Nelson

Authorities say Krause fled the scene and was later found injured at his home. He was transported to a hospital where he was treated for injuries sustained in the crash and then booked into the Stanislaus County Jail.

The 30 year old driver, a woman from Merced, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. A 30 year old male passenger and a nine year old girl suffered major injuries and were transported to a hospital. Another passenger, an 11 year old boy, was taken to a hospital where he died.

Authorities say driving under the influence was determined as a factor in the crash. Krause faces charges of murder, resisting arrest, DUI causing injury, and felony hit and run causing injury or death. He is being held without bail.

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Wednesday, 08 March 2017 11:17

Fatal Crash Reported in Merced County

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MERCED COUNTY - Emergency crews responded to a crash south of the City of Merced Wednesday morning that claimed three lives.

The crash was reported to the California Highway Patrol at about 7:29am on the northbound lanes of Highway 99 near East Mission Avenue. Early indications suggest that 911 callers reported a gold Chevrolet Silverado traveling southbound on Highway 99 crossed over the median and collided with a black Ford SUV traveling north.

Two occupants of the pickup and an occupant of the SUV were killed in the crash. The two occupants of the pickup truck were identified as a man and woman in their 50's from Modesto. The occupant of the SUV was identified as a man in his 20's from Chowchilla.

Traffic was closed by officials until shortly before 11:00am.

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Mark Nelson