STANISLAUS COUNTY – An unsafe passing maneuver was said to be a factor in a fatal vehicle collision near Keyes Road Monday afternoon.
The crash happened at about 3:45pm on Hawkins Road, north of Keyes Road about ten miles east of Denair. Both vehicles collided head on according to the California Highway Patrol.
A 2012 Ford pickup truck overturned as a result of the crash, however that motorist suffered only minor injuries. The driver of the other involved vehicle, 20 year old Miguel Jimenez of Atwater, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Jimenez was driving a 1999 Acura two door vehicle.
Authorities say the Acura crossed double yellow lines into oncoming traffic to attempt to pass a slower vehicle. The Acura came to rest in the northbound lane and the pickup truck on the shoulder east of the road. The area is surrounded by orchards and vineyards.
Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash, and both motorists were wearing their seatbelts, according to authorities.
Bicyclist Killed, Police Investigate
MODESTO – Police investigated a fatal collision involving a bicyclist Saturday night.
The crash happened shortly before 9:30pm near the intersection of Orangeburg and Lakewood Avenues. Early reports indicate a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle.
Arriving officers located the victim down in the roadway and began performing life-saving measures. Despite efforts, medical personnel pronounced the bicyclist deceased at the scene.
Early reports indicate the involved vehicle fled the collision scene. There was no confirmed description of that vehicle or driver at time of publication.
Police closed off Lakewood just north of Orangeburg in both directions while conducting an investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the Modesto Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
Fatal Collision Investigated
MODESTO – Officers with the California Highway Patrol investigated a crash that claimed the life of one person Wednesday night.
The crash happened at about 7:40pm near the intersection of Paradise Road and Vernon Avenue. Arriving first responders located a dirt bike rider with major injuries. The rider was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The intersection was closed while authorities investigated the crash. The dirt bike was described as a Honda 125.
During the investigation, CHP issued a “Be on the Lookout” for a dark unknown type passenger vehicle with substantial damage to the right side.
Paramedics with American Medical Response and firefighters with Burbank-Paradise Fire Protection District responded to the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this crash is encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol at (209) 545-7440.
Fatal Crash Reported West of Modesto
STANISLAUS COUNTY – At least one person lost their life in a vehicle collision on Highway 132 Tuesday afternoon.
Firefighters and officers with the California Highway Patrol were dispatched to the area of Highway 132 and Gates Road at about 6:11pm. A big rig and a Honda Civic were both involved in the collision and came to rest on the northeast corner of the intersection.
One person was trapped in one of the vehicles and had to be removed by rescue personnel. At about 6:45pm the coroner was requested to the scene.
The truck was hauling soda. Eastbound lanes were unaffected by traffic, one westbound lane appeared closed for emergency equipment. Gates Road was closed while the collision was under investigation.
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