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.
Truck Rolls Off Highway 99 in Modesto
MODESTO – Emergency personnel responded to a report of a truck that rolled off of Highway 99 down an embankment Tuesday afternoon.
Shortly after 6:00pm police and fire emergency responders were dispatched to the area of Southbound Highway 99 near North 9th Street just south of the Carpenter Road overcrossing. Police and CHP Officers located a truck and trailer that had rolled off the highway. The truck came to stop behind a construction company building against an iron fence.
Police and fire responders worked to remove the driver who was said to be unresponsive. He was placed in an ambulance to be transported to a hospital. Rescuers were performing aid as they left.
The circumstances regarding the crash were under investigation Tuesday.
Fatal Pedestrian Collision Investigated
STANISLAUS COUNTY – A pedestrian was pronounced deceased after being discovered on the side of a road, the victim of an apparent vehicle collision Thursday morning.
The incident was reported shortly before 7:00am near the intersection of West Main Street and South Morgan Road. Fire personnel were initially dispatched for a report of a person down on the side of the road suffering an unspecified medical emergency. Authorities were soon requested after it was determined the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. An air ambulance was initially requested but later canceled.
According to the California Highway Patrol, early indications suggest the crash was a hit and run. There was no description available of an involved vehicle. The pedestrian was only described as a woman.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the California Highway Patrol at (209) 545-7440 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
Jackknifed Truck Congests Highway in Modesto
MODESTO – A big rig the jackknifed and lost its cargo closed Highway 99 Tuesday afternoon.
The crash happened at about 1:50pm on Southbound Highway 99 at the Crows Landing Road exit. The crash caused the truck to lose its cargo, a load of glass, blocking all lanes of the highway.
It was unclear at time of publication if there were any injuries, but at least one ambulance was dispatched to the scene.
Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and trucks are urged to not use the Seventh Street Bridge.
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