MODESTO – A vehicle collision Thursday morning claimed the life of one person on Finch Road.
The crash happened shortly before 11:00am near the intersection of Business Park Drive and involved a white Jeep SUV and a white Chevrolet Malibu.
Firefighters with Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection and AMR paramedics responded to the scene. One person was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Nearby business owners noted that the stretch of road has seen its share of bad collisions in the past but has since improved. The area behind the business park is known for a gathering place for racers, one man said.
Finch Road was closed while authorities worked the crash scene. Officers with California Highway Patrol responded to investigate.
Fatal Motorcycle Crash Investigated Near Oakdale
OAKDALE – A crash on Highway 120 closed the roadway and claimed the life of a motorcyclist Wednesday night.
The crash was reported on Highway 120 just north of Valley Home Road at about 9:52pm. Early reports indicate a motorcycle, Toyota Prius and a big rig were all involved in the crash. The Prius appeared overturned next to the motorcycle. The rider was ejected from the bike.
The roadway was completely closed to traffic while officers with California Highway Patrol investigated and took measurements. The circumstances surrounding the crash were not available at time of publication.
Police Seek Driver in Crash Involving Pedestrian
MODESTO – Traffic investigators with the Modesto Police Department responded to a collision involving a pedestrian Sunday night.
The crash happened shortly after 9:00pm on McHenry Avenue between Robin Hood Drive and Sylvan Avenue. Officials at the scene said a pedestrian with a bicycle was struck on McHenry Avenue. The involved vehicle left before officers arrived.
The pedestrian was rushed by ambulance to a hospital with serious injuries. Traffic officers responded to take over the investigation. Officers had not established Sunday night if the pedestrian was walking the bicycle or riding it.
Early reports indicated a possible involved vehicle may have been a white Chevy pickup truck that was last seen traveling south on McHenry Avenue. Authorities are asking for the driver to come forward.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Modesto Police Department at (209) 527-9500 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 where callers can remain anonymous.
Train Collides with Trailer Near Turlock
TURLOCK – A collision involving a freight train and a truck trailer closed down a busy roadway Wednesday afternoon.
The crash was dispatched at about 3:40pm at the intersection of South Golden State Boulevard near Daubenberger Road. The trailer involved in the crash was destroyed, spilling contents onto the roadway.
Railroad traffic was stopped while emergency crews worked at the scene. The truck appeared to be carrying food product or fruit juice.
The circumstances regarding the crash were still under investigation however no injuries were reported.
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