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.
Crash Claims Two Lives in Modesto
MODESTO – Briggsmore Avenue was closed for several hours while Modesto Police Officers investigated a crash that claimed two lives early Sunday morning.
The crash happened shortly after 1:00am on Briggsmore Avenue east of Oakdale Road. Early reports indicated a vehicle had overturned and landed upside down.
Arriving emergency personnel located the vehicle and two persons that had been ejected from the crash. Both were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Investigators were called to the scene to determine the cause and circumstances of the crash.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is encouraged to contact the Modesto Police Department.
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.
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