MODESTO – Highway 99 was closed down in both directions near downtown Modesto Thursday night as authorities worked to reason with a distraught person on an overcrossing.
The incident began at about 9:30pm near the 6th and I street intersection. Both lanes of the highway were closed down while officers tried to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the situation.
Surrounding roadways were impacted as well. Traffic was diverted from Kansas Avenue in the southbound lanes, and from Tuolumne Boulevard on the northbound side.
Anyone needing help through difficult times should call 1-800-273-8255 24 hours a day.
Police Seek Vehicle in Fatal Hit and Run of Pedestrian
STOCKTON – Officers are asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle suspected of leaving the scene of a fatal hit and run that claimed the life of a pedestrian Sunday afternoon.
The crash happened at about 6:00pm near the 400 block of South San Joaquin Street. Police responded and found a 40 year old man who was injured. He was rushed to a hospital by ambulance where he died from his injuries.
Investigators responded to the scene. About two blocks of South San Joaquin Street were taped off while investigators examined the area.
Monday afternoon police released a surveillance image of a vehicle suspected of hitting the pedestrian. Authorities described the vehicle as a late 90’s Toyota mini-van, light blue or gray in color.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Stockton Police Department at (209) 937-8377 or Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 where callers can remain anonymous.
Child Airlifted by Helicopter Following Vehicle Collision
MODESTO – A child was flown by helicopter to a hospital as a precaution following a three car collision Sunday night.
At 9:42pm emergency crews responded to the intersection of College and Orangeburg Avenues for the report of a three vehicle collision. One of the involved vehicles was a Stanislaus County Sheriff patrol car, the others were a white four door sedan and a dark Ford SUV.
The white sedan had damage on the passenger side of the vehicle and came to rest on the lawn of a church at the intersection. The patrol car had significant damage to both the front and back of the vehicle and was near the intersection curb. The Ford SUV was facing east on Orangeburg Avenue and had front end damage also.
The deputy appeared to have a head injury. He was seen holding a towel to his head. The sedan had a child in the vehicle and reportedly also had a head injury.
An air ambulance was called to transport the child as a precaution to a pediatric hospital. PHI Med 4-1 responded and landed in a field at Roosevelt School to fly the child.
According to Lieutenant Chris Adams with the Modesto Police Department, everyone involved suffered moderate injuries.
The circumstances regarding the collision were not available Sunday night.
Semi Crash Closes Interstate Five
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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