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Highway Shut Down for Police Activity

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MODESTO – Highway 99 was closed down in both directions near downtown Modesto Thursday night as authorities worked to reason with a distraught person on an overcrossing.

The incident began at about 9:30pm near the 6th and I street intersection. Both lanes of the highway were closed down while officers tried to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the situation.

Surrounding roadways were impacted as well. Traffic was diverted from Kansas Avenue in the southbound lanes, and from Tuolumne Boulevard on the northbound side.

Anyone needing help through difficult times should call 1-800-273-8255 24 hours a day.

Carlos Rodriguez is an Emmy Award winning photojournalist specializing in public safety and natural disasters. His passion for local news stems from a deep commitment to his community, with a selfless mission to inform the citizens of the valley. As he worked on assignment for 19 days at the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, California, he spent most of his time helping survivors contact their loved ones to let them know they were ok. Carlos is a veteran of Univision, FOX, and Telemundo TV stations and a native of Modesto, California.

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Fatal Crash Reported on Crows Landing Road

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CERES – Authorities investigated a fatal crash involving two vehicles Saturday night.

The crash was reported at about 8:30pm on Crows Landing Road near Monte Vista Avenue. Early reports indicated a white Range Rover and gray Honda Civic collided head on.

Both vehicles suffered major front end damage. The driver of the Honda was rushed to a hospital where he died despite life saving efforts. The driver of the Range Rover also suffered major injuries and was taken to a hospital.

County road crews closed the area while officers investigated the crash. Authorities suspect alcohol to be a factor in the collision.

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Fatal Crash Reported on Highway Offramp

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LODI – A crash claimed the life of at least one person Wednesday afternoon according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was dispatched at about 2:21pm near northbound Highway 99 at the Cherokee Lane offramp. Early reports indicate a white SUV overturned and collided with a tree.

The offramp was expected to be closed while authorities investigated the crash. No further details were available Wednesday afternoon.

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Patterson Man Killed in Vehicle Collision

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PATTERSON – A man in his 70’s was struck and killed by a vehicle as he crossed a roadway Tuesday night.

The crash was reported at about 9:35pm near the intersection of Las Palmas and Weber Avenues. The pedestrian was struck by a westbound 90’s model pickup truck. The driver and passenger remained on scene and cooperated with authorities.

Medical personnel attempted life-saving measures, but unfortunately the man died of his injuries at the scene. Traffic investigators were called out to examine the scene.

Authorities at the scene indicated that the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when he was struck, and it appeared he was headed to a nearby taco truck. The nearest crosswalks are at First Street and Hartley Street.

Officials said the man was a local resident. Las Palmas Avenue was closed for several hours while the Sheriff MAIT team investigated the crash. Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the collision.

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