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Aircraft Emergency Investigation Closes Mitchell Bridge

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An investigation into an aircraft emergency closed the northbound lanes of the Mitchell Road Bridge Wednesday afternoon.

At about 1:00pm emergency crews were dispatched to the fields east of the Mitchell Road Bridge north of the Tuolumne River for a report of a plane crash.

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Towering tree splits Turlock house. No one hurt, but three people displaced

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The roof and walls of a Turlock home were no match for the enormous tree that fell into it during stormy weather Monday morning, “splitting it down the middle,” as a fire department report put it.

A little before 6:40 a.m., a fire engine crew was dispatched to the report of a tree on a house in the 1500 block of Hawkeye Avenue. Firefighters found a once-towering tree lying through the middle of the house.

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Fatal Bicycle Accident on Almond Avenue and Elm Avenue in Modesto

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Fatal Bicycle Collision on Almond Avenue

On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 10, 2023, CHP traffic officers reported a fatal vehicle versus bicycle collision on Almond Avenue in the Modesto area. The incident occurred on Almond Avenue in the vicinity of Elm Avenue at approximately 3:20 p.m. and involved a Chevrolet sedan, officials said.

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Modesto gets 100-plus calls about wind-blown trees. What’s ahead with latest storm?

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The Modesto area awaited its next storm Thursday while cleaning up downed trees and other damage from the last.

The National Weather Service forecast up to half an inch of rain Thursday and up to 2 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada watershed.

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Motorist missing in south Sacramento County after floodwaters overwhelm roadways

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Rescue crews are searching for a motorist who was reported missing in floodwaters in south Sacramento County.

Dan Quiggle, deputy fire chief for operations for Cosumnes Community Service District Fire Department, said Cosumnes and Wilton fire crews were searching for a missing motorist who was reported washed off Dillard Road near Highway 99 overnight.

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Man killed in Christmas Eve crash near Keyes identified as local brewer

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A man who was killed in a Christmas Eve crash has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office.

Tyler Klaproth, 40, died in a single-vehicle crash on southbound Highway 99 around 1 a.m. Saturday when his vehicle left the road and hit a tree. The SUV he was driving went off the west edge of 99, near Keyes Road, and into a dirt and grass area before crashing, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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Modesto ranked second worst for traffic crashes among cities of similar size in California

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Modesto was ranked the second worst for traffic crashes among its peer cities across the state, according to the latest rankings from the California Office of Traffic Safety, sustaining a trend since 2017.

The rankings look at about a dozen types of collisions, including drivers hitting pedestrians, fatal crashes, DUI crashes, hit-and-run and speed-related crashes. 

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Hilmar man trying to pull into his driveway is killed in traffic collision

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A Hilmar man was killed in a traffic collision in front of his home as he tried to pull into his driveway Monday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred on Lander Avenue in Hilmar, north of American Avenue, at about 5:40 p.m.

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Modesto Bicyclist Killed in Accident on SR-120 Near Knights Ferry

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Fatal Bicycle Crash on State Route 120

The CHP Sonora area office reported a fatal bicycle crash on State Route 120 just east of Knights Ferry on the morning of Friday, November 25, 2022. The car vs. bicycle accident occurred at approximately 10:40 a.m. on SR-120 in the vicinity of Tulloch Dam Road and involved a 2005 Subaru, officials said.

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Modesto bicyclist riding along highway near Knights Ferry dies in collision

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A 67-year-old man from Modesto who was bicycling along Highway 120 a few miles east of Knights Ferry on Friday morning died after turning into the path of a car and being struck, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Sonora-area office.

The collision happened at about 10:40 a.m., according to the CHP’s online CHP Traffic Incident Information Page.

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