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Speed a Factor in Fatal Turlock Crash

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TURLOCK – Investigators with the Turlock Police Department said speed was a factor in a fatal crash Friday morning.

Shortly before 9:00am police were dispatched to a report of a vehicle collision on the 4000 block of West Main Street. The reports indicated that a motorcycle had rear-ended a tractor trailer.

Responding officers arrived and discovered the motorcyclist deceased at the scene, and life saving care was not possible. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured in the collision. They remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

West Main was closed between Washington Road and Dianne Drive for about three hours for the investigation. Police say speed was a factor, and are working to determine if alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.

Police have not received any witness reports. The name of the motorcyclist was withheld pending identification and notification of relatives. He was described only as a man in his thirties.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is encouraged to contact Officer Michael Simbalenko at (209) 668-6523, or the Turlock Police Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780.

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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Semi Crash Closes Interstate Five

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WEST STANISLAUS COUNTY – A collision involving at least one semi truck closed lanes of Interstate Five Thursday evening.

California Highway Patrol Officers responded to the crash at about 7:15pm on Northbound I-5 near the Stuhr Road exit. Early reports indicate a semi and an Amazon truck collided, resulting in a fire.

An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene for a report of a burn victim.

A hard traffic closure was anticipated Thursday evening.

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Police Close Roadway for Major Collision

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MODESTO – Police responded to a vehicle collision involving a pedestrian Wednesday night that closed down a road for investigation.

The crash happened shortly before 10:00pm near the intersection of B and Beard Streets. Early reports indicate a vehicle collided with a wheelchair bound person.

Life saving measures were performed on the pedestrian but after several minutes they were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The involved vehicle appeared to be a dark Dodge pickup with visible front end damage.

Police closed down B Street between Beard and Seventh Streets. Traffic officers were called to investigate.

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.

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Modesto Police Investigate Motorcycle Crash

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MODESTO – Police investigated a motorcycle crash that shut down traffic on Sisk Road Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency crews were called to the area of Sisk Road and Whitcomb Way at about 4:45pm for a report of a collision with an injured motorcyclist. Arriving officers found the rider down in the roadway.

Medical personnel began CPR on the motorcyclist who was then rushed to a hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the other involved vehicle, which appeared to be a Dodge Ram pickup truck, remained at the scene. The motorcycle appeared to be a Ducati. Both vehicles were white.

Traffic officers responded to the scene to investigate the crash. The condition of the rider was unknown Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is encouraged to contact the Modesto Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.

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