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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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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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California police: Driver rammed into car, killing 3 teens

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A Southern California driver intentionally rammed a Toyota Prius with six teenage boys inside, killing three and injuring three others before fleeing, authorities said Monday.

The Prius went off the road and slammed into a tree at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday in Temescal Valley in Riverside County, southeast of Los Angeles.

Anurag Chandra, 42, of Corona was arrested a short time later in a neighborhood near the crash site, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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Sacramento County Will Pay $25M Over Crash That Injured Girl

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SACRAMENTO, CALIF. (AP) — Sacramento County will pay more than $25 million to the family of a 12-year-old girl who was left with brain damage after her family car was struck by a sheriff's patrol car vehicle.

The settlement this week is the largest for a civil lawsuit in county history, the Sacramento Bee reported Thursday.

Julian Awad, then age 10, was in a car driven by her father on July 14, 2017, in the unincorporated Arden-Arcade area when it was struck by a sheriff's sport utility vehicle.

The car was making a left turn when it was hit by the speeding patrol vehicle, which was answering a report of a fight in progress.

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