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A City Built on Agriculture

Modesto, California is located in the Central Valley, between Sacramento to the north and Fresno to the south.  The city has been designated as a Tree City USA. Modesto is well known for its rich agricultural history – its county, Stanislaus, is in the top six of California counties in terms of farm production. Modesto’s main farm products are almonds, milk, walnuts, chickens, and corn silage.  In 2011, Stanislaus County grossed more than $3 billion in agricultural production.

Man Killed After Big Rig Crash in Stanislaus County

A big rig crash in northern Stanislaus County resulted in a man from Gilroy being killed on the evening of Saturday, August 8, 2020. The trucking collision occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Crows Landing Road in the vicinity of Ehrlich Road. A man was driving a 1998 GMC truck hauling a one-axle trailer southbound on Crows Landing Road. At the same time, a 2015 Volvo big rig was headed northbound on Crows Landing. For unknown reasons, the GMC and the Volvo tractor-trailer collided. The driver of the Volvo was uninjured in the semi-truck collision. Sadly, the driver of the GMC passed away at the scene. Officials have identified him as 62-year-old Eric Lynn Ollis of Gilroy.

Man Killed After Pedestrian Collision in Modesto

A man was killed after a pedestrian collision on Highway 99 in downtown Modesto, CA, on the morning of Monday, August 10, 2020. The fatal pedestrian accident occurred on the northbound side of State Route 99 and the Sierra Drive overcrossing shortly before 3:00 a.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said a man was walking on the side of the highway when he was hit by a car. The impact propelled him into the middle lane, where a second vehicle crashed into him. This caused the second car to lose control and strike a guardrail. Sadly, the pedestrian, 41-year-old Modesto resident David Lawson, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Their identity has been withheld due to pending notification of next-of-kin. The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene, but officials are still trying to locate the first driver that crashed into the pedestrian. 

Four Taken to Hospital After Truck Crash in Modesto

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that four parties were taken to the hospital after a truck crash near Modesto on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Preliminary reports suggested that the motor vehicle accident occurred around 1:40 p.m. at Claratina and Oakdale roads close to the northeast corner of Modesto. Two cars and a big rig were involved, and wreckage from the truck accident was found in an orchard. According to an incident summary by the battalion chief of the Modesto Fire Department, one party was trapped inside a vehicle. Emergency crews were prompted to use hydraulic extrication tools to remove the patient. A total of four people were taken to local hospitals for the treatment of moderate to serious injuries. Updates regarding the trucking collision have not yet been released by officials.

Serious Injuries Reported After Modesto Hit and Run

Local authorities reported serious injuries after a hit and run accident in the Modesto area on the morning of Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The incident occurred shortly before 5:00 a.m. on McHenry Avenue at Fairmont Avenue. A female pedestrian was reportedly crossing McHenry Avenue when she was hit by a newer-model dark-colored sedan. The driver of the vehicle allegedly fled the scene after the pedestrian accident. A passerby reported the hit and run to the Modesto Police Department (Modesto PD). First responders were called to the scene to transport the woman to a local hospital for treatment. She is expected to survive her injuries. Investigators said they will be seeking surveillance video footage of the crash to identify the suspect vehicle and its driver.

Pedestrian Injured in Modesto Hit and Run Crash

A pedestrian was injured after a hit and run crash in the Modesto area on the morning of Friday, July 10, 2020. The pedestrian accident occurred on Faith Home Road and East Service Road around 9:40 a.m. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a man was walking in the area when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The driver of the car reportedly left the scene. Upon arrival of officials, he was found lying down in the roadway. An American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance was called to the scene to transport him to the hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. An update regarding his condition and the identity of the hit and run driver was not immediately available.

Driver Sought After Fatal Hit and Run in Modesto

A driver is being sought by the Modesto Police Department (Modesto PD) after a recent fatal hit and run accident. The incident occurred around 10:00 p.m. on Standiford Avenue just west of Carver Road. Officials said 56-year-old Juan Ante of Modesto was walking across Standiford Avenue when he was struck and killed by a vehicle traveling westbound. The car was described by authorities as a silver midsize sedan with dark-colored wheels based on surveillance video footage. The suspect driver reportedly did not stop and continued northbound of Shawnee Drive, just west of the pedestrian accident site. Police said the car involved in the hit and run is expected to have significant front-end damage.

Injuries Reported in Modesto Head-On Collision

Injuries were reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) after a head-on collision on Highway 108 in Modesto, CA, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The auto accident occurred on State Route 108 near Langworth Road shortly before 1:00 p.m. The traffic collision reportedly involved a midsize sedan and a midsize truck, both of which sustained major front-end damage, according to the CHP. Two tow trucks were called to remove the disabled vehicles from the scene. The number of parties injured and the sequence of events leading up to the crash were not immediately available.

Fatality Reported in Modesto Pedestrian Accident

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported a fatality after a pedestrian accident on Highway 99 near downtown Modesto on the morning of June 1, 2020. The incident occurred on the northbound lanes of State Route 99 near Tuolumne Boulevard. A 59-year-old Modesto man was driving a 2017 Hyundai at approximately 65 mph when his vehicle collided with a pedestrian on the highway. The driver of the Hyundai stayed at the scene and was uninjured, the CHP reported. Sadly, the pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. Officials have identified him as 37-year-old Louis Walton Jr. of Modesto.

Injuries Reported After Auto Accident in Modesto

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported injuries after an auto accident in the Modesto area on the afternoon of May 13, 2020. The motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Claribel Road and Langworth Road shortly before 2:00 p.m. A GMC Terrain SUV was reportedly involved in a car accident with a Chevrolet pickup truck. An ambulance was called to the scene to assist at least one person injured in the incident. Details, including the sequence of events leading up to the crash and the conditions of those injured, were not immediately available.

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