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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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Falling giant redwood tree kills hiker in California on Christmas Eve

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A man hiking in California was struck and killed this week by a giant redwood tree that fell on him.

Subhradeep Dutta, 28, of Edina, Minnesota, died Tuesday after the incident in Muir Woods National Monument Park in Mill Valley, California, according to a news release from the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

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Newborn survives being ejected from violent Turlock crash

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TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) -- A newborn miraculously survived being thrown from a crash Sunday night in Turlock.

The California Highway Patrol says 6-week-old Ezra Benitez's family was driving their SUV south on Highway 99 and crashed near the Main Street exit, flipping several times before coming to a stop.

Ezra was found upside down in his car seat down the shoulder. He only had minor injuries.

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CHP: 4, including infant, hurt in Highway 99 crash near Turlock

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Four people, including an infant, were hurt in a crash Sunday night near Turlock, officials say.

The driver was traveling southbound on Highway 99 north of West Main Street in Turlock. There were three passengers, including an infant, when the crash happened around 7:30 p.m., the California Highway Patrol said.

The car at some point moved to the right from the middle lane and lost control, causing a rollover crash, the CHP said. The infant was ejected from the SUV but remained in the carrier.

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CHP: Man dies in garbage truck crash in Modesto

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MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) -- A man is dead after the garbage truck he was driving crashed into a tree in Modesto Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol Modesto.

After a preliminary investigation, CHP Officer Thomas Olsen said the two-axle truck carrying tree debris was traveling westbound on Finch Road just east of South McClure Road.

For some unknown reason, the truck left the road on the right shoulder, hitting a fence belonging to Ring Container Technologies before crashing into a large tree, Olsen said.

The driver died from his injuries.

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