MODESTO – Traffic investigators released a photo of a vehicle suspected as the responsible truck involved in a hit and run crash that killed a pedestrian Tuesday evening.
At about 8:45pm police responded to the area of 8th and L Streets for a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Police and medical personnel arrived and found the victim on the ground. He was rushed to a hospital but later died.
The pedestrian was crossing the street from corner to corner in an unmarked crosswalk, according to Modesto Police Sergeant Lance Nicolai. Although there is no marked crosswalk painted on the ground, Sergeant Nicolai explained that vehicles are still legally obligated to yield to pedestrians who are crossing the road at such intersections.
As the victim crossed, a vehicle traveling west on the inside lane yielded to the pedestrian. A smaller sized dark colored pickup truck traveling behind that stopped vehicle in the same lane swerved around and drove back into the inside lane, striking the pedestrian.
The collision threw the pedestrian toward the curb on L Street. The pickup truck continued west on L before turning north on 7th and driving off.
Police are seeking a dark green Chevy S-10 or GMC Jimmy, between 1994 and 2004 models. Authorities say the back window is tinted black and it has a diamond plate style toolbox in the bed, and there should be significant front end damage.
Authorities are urging anyone who may have information regarding this collision to contact Investigator Radeuchel at (209) 572-9500, or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
Three Killed in Fiery Crash With CHP Vehicle
WALNUT GROVE – Three people were killed in a fiery crash when their SUV collided with a CHP patrol vehicle Tuesday morning.
The crash happened at about 2:30am on Interstate 5 near Walnut Grove. A CHP patrol vehicle occupied by two officers was providing assistance to a disabled tractor trailer on the southbound shoulder. Authorities said for unknown reasons, a 2021 Subaru SUV left the roadway and struck the patrol car, sending it down into the dirt. The Subaru then crashed into a tree where it caught fire.
The three occupants of the Subaru were killed in the crash. The two CHP officers were taken to a hospital with major injuries.
A CHP team responded to investigate the crash. Late Tuesday morning one lane was still closed for investigation. It was unknown if alcohol or drug impairment played a role in the collision.
Authorities would like to remind motorists to safely make a lane change for stopped emergency vehicles.
Vehicle Collision Reported on Highway 33
CROWS LANDING – Emergency crews responded to a report of a vehicle collision on Highway 33 Monday afternoon.
The crash was reported at about 3:13pm near the intersection of Highway 33 and Eastin Road in the town of Crows Landing. Early reports indicate three vehicles were involved with one person trapped in a vehicle.
At least two patients were said to require immediate care. Firefighters worked to extricate one motorist from a vehicle. An air ambulance was also dispatched to the scene.
Pedestrian Killed in Turlock Crash
TURLOCK – A pedestrian was killed during a collision with a vehicle Monday morning.
The collision happened shortly before 7:00am near the intersection of West Monte Vista Avenue and Del’s Lane. Arriving officers located a 27 year old man in the roadway with major injuries. An officer and an off duty firefighter began performing CPR on the man, who was rushed by ambulance to a hospital where he later died.
The driver of the involved vehicle, a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe, remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities during the investigation. Police said they do not suspect drugs, alcohol, or speed to be factors in the crash.
Authorities ask anyone with information regarding this collision to contact Officer Martin Marquez at (209) 668-5550 extension 6761.
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