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Trapped in Vehicle After Eureka Crash 

One person was left trapped in their vehicle after a Eureka crash that took place on Friday, April 3, 2020. According to officers of the Eureka Police Department (EPD), the crash happened in the late morning in the central area of the city and involved two vehicles. One person suffered injuries during the incident and was taken to a nearby hospital for care. The cause of the crash remains under EPD investigation at this time.

One Killed After Truck Accident in Tracy

One person was killed, and another was injured after a truck accident in Tracy on the morning of April 3, 2020. The incident was reported to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) around 2:15 a.m. and occurred on Corral Hollow Road, just south of Linne Road. A sedan was reportedly involved in an accident with a dump truck in the area. One of the two occupants in the car was transported to San Joaquin General Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Sadly, the other occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene. Additional information about the truck accident, including the identity of the decedent, has not yet been provided as an investigation is ongoing.

Multi-Vehicle Accident on Highway 99 in Modesto

A multi-vehicle accident on Highway 99 in Modesto involving a hit and run driver, an ambulance, and a big rig shut down the northbound lanes of the roadway for more than four hours on April 6, 2020. The incident occurred just before 1:00 a.m. on northbound SR-99 near Standiford Avenue. A driver of a big rig transporting perishable goods was traveling in the slow lane. For unknown reasons, the large truck veered off the roadway and struck a road sign, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The trucker reportedly lost control of the big rig and overturned in the roadway, blocking all three lanes of travel.

Injuries Reported in Truck Accident Near Lathrop

Injuries were reported in a truck accident near Lathrop on April 2, 2020, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The crash occurred around 11:15 p.m. along Highway 120 near the interchange for I-5. A big rig was involved in a traffic collision with a passenger vehicle for unknown reasons. The impact reportedly propelled the car off the highway and into a ditch. At least one party suffered injuries in the incident, the CHP said. No further details about the truck accident have yet been provided, and an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Solano Sees Increase in Speeding Vehicles

Local California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers are asking drivers to slow down after officers have stopped and cited several speeding drivers on area roads, a trend that has reportedly been increasing as shelter-in-place orders are in effect and reducing traffic. CHP Spokesperson David deRutte told reporters that calls to area departments have dropped by around 34 percent, but that officers are seeing no shortage of vehicles traveling at dangerous speeds.

Man Killed After Hit and Run in Stanislaus County

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is searching for a driver involved in a hit and run where he struck and killed a man riding his bicycle in Stanislaus County. The cyclist, 51-year-old Frankie Sanchez of Patterson, was found by officials on April 2, 2020, just before 7:00 p.m. on a rural road just southeast of Patterson. According to the CHP, Mr. Sanchez was pronounced deceased at the scene upon arrival.

One Pinned Under Car After Eureka Area Accident

Local police reported a serious Eureka area accident on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The accident reportedly involved one vehicle and happened in the evening on a local highway. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), one person was left with significant trauma during the accident. The cause of the crash is still being investigated by CHP officers.

Woman Killed After Modesto Pedestrian Accident

A woman was killed after a pedestrian accident in Modesto, CA, on the afternoon of March 31, 2020. The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. at Yosemite Boulevard and Kern Avenue near Modesto Gospel Mission. A woman, whose identity has been withheld by officials due to pending notification of family members, was crossing Kern Avenue at the intersection. A driver of a GMC Yukon SUV was headed westbound on Yosemite Blvd. and attempted to turn left onto Kern Ave when they reportedly crashed into the woman. She was transported to an area hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. The cause of the incident has not yet been disclosed by the Modesto Police Department due to ongoing investigation.

Intersection Accident at Country Park Drive and Gerber Road

One person suffered major injuries in a two-vehicle intersection accident in Sacramento on March 31. The accident was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) at around 8:26 in the morning at Country Park Drive and Gerber Road. At least one injured person was transported to a hospital by emergency responders with a major injury. Tow trucks were called to the scene to remove both vehicles. The CHP is handling the investigation into the collision to determine its cause.

Injuries Reported After Car Accident in Fresno

Injuries were reported after a car accident involving several vehicles on Highway 180 in Fresno on the night of March 28, 2020. Officials with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said the incident occurred along the westbound lanes of SR-180 near the interchange with Highway 168. A driver of a Toyota Camry was reportedly traveling over 100 mph and rear-ended another car. The Toyota came to a rest in an embankment where it caught fire while the other vehicle became disabled along the highway and sparked a chain reaction collision. The incident involved a total of seven cars. One of the parties involved in the crash suffered unspecified injuries and was taken to a hospital in Selma. The driver of the Toyota sustained severe head injuries and was transported to Community Regional Medical Center. Once the Toyota driver is released from the hospital, they will be booked into the Fresno County Jail on various charges, according to CHP.