MERCED COUNTY – A wrong way driver caused a vehicle collision on Highway 99 Monday afternoon.
Shortly before 4:00pm, authorities received a report from a motorist that a vehicle had entered the wrong way on Highway 99 from the Winton Parkway offramp. A witness had pulled over to call authorities to report the driver.
Within a few minutes, authorities were updated that the vehicle had collided into a big rig near the Liberty Avenue exit.
Details were scarce at time of publication, however early indications suggest authorities closed down the highway and took one person into custody. Several vehicles were involved in the collision, and one person was treated by an ambulance crew.
The crash was reported to result in minor to no injuries, and traffic was cleared to continue by about 4:30pm.
Three Killed in Fiery Crash With CHP Vehicle
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.
Vehicle Collision Reported on Highway 33
CROWS LANDING – Emergency crews responded to a report of a vehicle collision on Highway 33 Monday afternoon.
The crash was reported at about 3:13pm near the intersection of Highway 33 and Eastin Road in the town of Crows Landing. Early reports indicate three vehicles were involved with one person trapped in a vehicle.
At least two patients were said to require immediate care. Firefighters worked to extricate one motorist from a vehicle. An air ambulance was also dispatched to the scene.
Pedestrian Killed in Turlock Crash
TURLOCK – A pedestrian was killed during a collision with a vehicle Monday morning.
The collision happened shortly before 7:00am near the intersection of West Monte Vista Avenue and Del’s Lane. Arriving officers located a 27 year old man in the roadway with major injuries. An officer and an off duty firefighter began performing CPR on the man, who was rushed by ambulance to a hospital where he later died.
The driver of the involved vehicle, a 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe, remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities during the investigation. Police said they do not suspect drugs, alcohol, or speed to be factors in the crash.
Authorities ask anyone with information regarding this collision to contact Officer Martin Marquez at (209) 668-5550 extension 6761.
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