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These Modesto-area firefighters were in the right place when a jet crashed in Truckee

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Firefighters from a Stanislaus County strike team had left one massive wildfire and were headed to another Monday afternoon when they saw the fiery crash of a jet aircraft that smashed into trees as it was trying to land at the Truckee Tahoe Airport.

The five-engine strike team was on its way to Chico to join the firefighters at the Dixie Fire after spending a week helping fight the Tamarack Fire when the jet crashed about 1:20 p.m. The team was a mile or so away from when the jet crashed, said Tim Tietjen, the Modesto Fire Department’s division chief and the strike team leader.

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Boy, 3, flown to hospital after suffering injuries in Turlock-area DUI crash, CHP says

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A 3-year old boy was airlifted to the hospital after suffering injuries in a crash south of Turlock, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At 8:38 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the area of south Golden State Boulevard and Griffith Avenue near the Merced County border. A black sedan had collided with a Chevy pickup truck, CHP Sgt. Danny Bowen said.

The 25-year-old man driving the sedan was suspected to be driving under the influence, had minor injuries, and was arrested, according to the CHP.

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Denair Fire rescues cat from house fire

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Three pets died in a house fire Monday evening in Denair, but firefighters were able to save the life of one cat.

The fire was reported at 4:59 p.m. Monday in the 4000 block of Katella Drive.

Firefighters from the Denair Fire Department arrived at the scene and found smoke and flames coming out of the home. Crews made an interior attack on the fire and were quickly able to contain the spread and keep the flames from burning more of the home.

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House fire claims life of Denair man, two young sons

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Family and friends of Sergio Inostros Jr., 25, Mason Mulgado, 8, and Bennet Inostros, 3, busied themselves Tuesday washing a line of vehicles outside Denair Market and taking donations to help with the funeral expenses for the three.

Amber Ortega, the sister of Sergio Inostros, said the family is grateful for all the kindness that has been bestowed on them, likening it to “little grains of sand” of comfort to cling to when the waves of grief crashes down on them.

The magnitude of their loss is hard to fathom. Sergio Inostros Jr. and the two young boys lost their lives Sunday when their Denair home went up in flames.

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Turlock man dies in high-speed motorcycle crash outside Copperopolis

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FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file photo, a California Highway Patrol officer stops a motorist in Anaheim, Calif. An internal investigation by the California Highway Patrol found that CHP Officer Morgan McGrew propositioned or otherwise harassed 21 women he encountered on his job while verifying drivers' Vehicle Identification Number. An investigation by KQED and the California Reporting Project found officer McGraw resigned under pressure in 2017 and he never was charged for his conduct. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

COPPEROPOLIS, Calif. (KTXL) — The California Highway Patrol says a Turlock man died Wednesday after his motorcycle drove off the road and crashed near Copperopolis. 

According to the CHP, a San Andreas CHP officer driving on Highway 4 near Horseshoe Road saw a 2021 Yamaha R1 driving extremely fast around 5:51 p.m.

The officer made a U-turn to follow the driver, identified as 47-year-old Gary Steven Ribeira Jr., but soon lost sight of him. 

It wasn’t until the officer approached a curve in the road that he saw Ribeira Jr. again.

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81-year-old driver struck, killed by train in Turlock

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TURLOCK, Calif. — An 81-year-old man died after the car he was driving was hit by a train in Turlock Monday afternoon.

According to the Turlock Police Department, the deadly crash happened at the Monte Vista and Golden State railroad crossing just after 1:45 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a blue Subaru which had been hit by a train. The 81-year-old man driving the Subaru was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. His identity has not been released.

Officers believe the man was driving southbound on Golden State and attempted to turn onto Monte Vista through the railroad crossing when his car collided with the oncoming train. 

All train crossing signals, warning lights and crossing arms were working properly before the crash occurred.

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2 killed, 3 hurt in Stanislaus County crash

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A woman and a 12-year-old were killed and three other people were hospitalized after a Labor Day crash in Stanislaus County, the California Highway Patrol said.

The 29-year-old driver of a Honda Civic and the 12-year-old died in the crash, which happened around 4 p.m. on Highway 132 near Vernalis, according to CHP.

For reasons unknown, the Honda drifted over to the westbound lane, turned sharply but ended up overcorrecting and spinning counterclockwise. The car crossed back over to the westbound lane and collided with a white van whose driver was not able to steer away in time, CHP said.

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Worker Killed In Apparent Accident At Foster Farms Facility In Turlock

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TURLOCK (CBS13) – Police have confirmed that a worker was killed while on the job at a Foster Farms facility in Turlock.

The employee was working at the business in the 500 block of F Street just before 7 p.m. Monday. According to a Cal/OSHA statement, a source outside the company said the worker was reportedly seen falling asleep while on the production line and was awoken several times by co-workers. He was later pulled into the production conveyor by his neck, resulting in fatal crushing injuries to his skull and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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‘Just a phenomenal person’ | San Joaquin corrections sergeant who died in off-duty accident laid to rest

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TURLOCK, Calif. — The somber tones of bag pipes outside of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Turlock led a processional of mourners, family, friends and co-workers of Cesar Fuentes, a San Joaquin County correctional sergeant.

Fuentes, 32, was killed Jan. 12 when he was headed home after work and crashed into a pick-up truck in French Camp. Ten days later, Fuentes was buried in the same Turlock community in which he was born.

"He was just a phenomenal person," said Fuentes' sister, Marlene Larios. "He was very funny — little tornado. And he's always wanted to serve since I can remember."

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