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Blog Posts in June, 2009

  • 6-Year old Girl Dies in Pittsburg Apartment Fire

    || 29-Jun-2009

    June 27, 2009 - Pittsburg, CA Investigators said a child playing with a lighter may have started a tragic early morning fire in the East Bay Saturday, killing a six-year-old girl. The deadly, two-alarm blaze started shortly after 3 a.m. in a downstairs apartment in a building at 1026 Power Avenue in Pittsburg. Firefighters said the child's mother desperately tried to save the girl, but the ...
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  • Woman 22 Dies in Tracy Car Crash, 3 Year-Old Son in Critical Condition

    || 29-Jun-2009

    June 26, 2009 - Tracy, CA. - An early-morning car crash Friday on MacArthur Drive killed one woman and badly injured her 3-year-old son. As of Friday afternoon, the boy is in fair condition, Tracy police spokesman Sgt. Tony Sheneman said, and is resting in the pediatric intensive care unit at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center. He was initially listed in critical condition. ...
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  • Seaside Woman Dies after Car Accident on Highway 1

    || 28-Jun-2009

    JUNE 28, 2009 - Seaside, CA A 48-year-old Seaside woman died after a car she was driving struck a center divider on Highway 1 early this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP said a Seaside couple was traveling south on Highway 1, just north of Fremont Street in Seaside at around 1:40 a.m. when the driver lost control of her 1992 Saturn. For unknown reasons, the car hit the ...
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  • Alleged drunken driver arrested in three deaths in Fresno Car Accident

    || 26-Jun-2009

    JUNE 24, 2009 - FRESNO - Three passengers in a Honda Civic were killed Wednesday night when their car was struck head-on by an alleged drunken driver southeast of Fresno, the California Highway Patrol reported. The Fresno County Coroner's Office identified the passengers as Francisco Magana, 20, Virginia Garcia, 21, and Vivian Garcia, 14, all of Fresno. The driver of the Civic, identified as ...
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  • Couple, 3 Kids Killed in Fiery Indiana Crash

    || 26-Jun-2009

    06/26/09 - AP CROWN POINT, Ind.—Authorities say an Indiana couple and their three children died when their pickup truck was crushed between two semitrailers and caught fire. State police say traffic along Interstate 65 in northwestern Indiana had slowed Friday morning and the semitrailer could not stop in time. That semitrailer slammed the pickup truck into another semitrailer. Those killed ...
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  • Driver Severely Hurt in Hwy. 180 Crash

    || 26-Jun-2009

    JUNE 26, 2009 - FRESNO - A driver suffered major injuries when he crashed his car on Highway 180 near Highway 41 early today, the California Highway Patrol said. The driver, whose identity was not released, was eastbound on 180 near the 41 interchange just after 1:30 a.m. when he lost control and hit the center divider, the CHP said. The man's arm was so severely damaged that it would have to ...
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  • Eight Dead in Will Roger Turnpike Crash, Oklahoma

    || 26-Jun-2009

    JUNE 26, 2009 - MIAMI, OK - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is dealing with a major incident on the Will Rogers Turnpike. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority tells The News On 6 that eight people were killed in a crash involving five cars and a semi. Video from SkyNews6 showed a semi sitting on top of a minivan and another smaller car. Rescue crews were using three wreckers to try to pull the truck off of ...
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  • Multi-Car Crash Briefly Blocks 101 in San Mateo

    || 26-Jun-2009

    JUNE 22, 2009 - SAN MATEO - multi-vehicle collision briefly blocked multiple lanes of northbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.The collision was reported just after 4 a.m. on Highway 101 near East Hillsdale Boulevard, CHP Officer Pacheco said. The crash involved seven vehicles, and briefly blocked all four lanes of the highway. The far left ...
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  • Pasadena Bus Accident Leaves Seven Injured

    || 26-Jun-2009

    JUNE 23, 2009 - PASADENA - An accident involving a Pasadena ARTS bus and a car on Tuesday morning has injured seven people. Paramedics were sent to Holly Street and Raymond Ave at about 10:30 a.m. The bus apparently jumped the curb during the collision. It knocked down a traffic signal before finally coming to a stop against a palm tree. According to police, one of the vehicles ran a red light ...
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  • Teen killed in early morning car crash in Manteca

    || 26-Jun-2009

    JUNE 25, 2009 - MANTECA — An 18-year-old woman died and four others were injured in an early morning car accident today south of Manteca, the California Highway Patrol confirmed. Officer Ramsey Zakhary said a 2006 Scion was eastbound on Mortensen Road near South Airport Way, about five miles south of Highway 120 about 3:30 a.m. For reasons yet to be determined, it veered onto the dirt north ...
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  • 1 Dead, 1 Critical in Fiery San Jose Hwy 87 Crash

    || 25-Jun-2009

    CHP units responded to a car accident on southbound state Highway 87 near Norman Mineta San Jose International Airport at around 10:10 p.m., CHP Officer Ralph Caggiano said. Two vehicles had apparently collided head on, causing one of them to burst into flames. One female and a 20-year-old man were taken to a hospital with critical injuries, Caggiano said, and all three lanes of the roadway were ...
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  • The California Highway Patrol has confirmed the identity of the AT&T truck driver killed in a rollover accident Friday June, 20, 2009 on Highway 25 as Derek Silva of Hollister, according to a press release from the CHP. Silva, 39, was driving a 2004 Ford utility truck at an unknown speed shortly before 7 p.m. north of Murphy Road when the vehicle left the eastern roadway edge for unknown ...
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  • Their suit for wrongful death and negligence was filed Monday in Monterey County Superior Court, almost two months after the April 28 crash that left four tourists and the California driver dead and dozens of people injured. The lawsuit does not ask for any punitive damages. Among the defendants are Orion Pacific, the Brea charter bus company that provided transportation for the French tour ...
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  • Hollister Truck Accident Kills One, Seriously Injures Two

    || 25-Jun-2009

    JUNE 18, 2009 - A truck accident in Hollister, California caused by a driver making an illegal U-turn has killed one person and left two people hospitalized with critical injuries. According to news reports, the tractor-trailer was traveling on highway 152 when the driver apparently made an illegal U-turn. The female driver of the 2006 Dodge Charger was unable to stop in time to avoid the large ...
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  • Motorcycle Rider Killed Over Weekend on Hwy 25.

    || 25-Jun-2009

    JUNE 20, 2009 - HOLLISTER, CA - A 28-year-old Salinas man died in a motorcycle accident Saturday south of Cienega Road on Highway 25, according to a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The man, whose name has not been released by the CHP, was southbound on a 2008 Suzuki at about 5:45 p.m. just south of Cienega Road. He was traveling at a "high rate of speed" and drove off ...
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  • Caltrans Must Pay $6.3 Million for Deadly Crash

    || 24-Jun-2009

    VICTORVILLE, Calif. - A Victorville jury has found the California Department of Transportation partially at fault for a car crash that killed two teenage girls and must pay about $6.3 million in damages. Department attorney Christopher Hiddleson says jurors ruled Friday that Caltrans was partially at fault for the 2004 accident, in which a 17-year-old girl intentionally sped on a rolling road in ...
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  • Closure Near Red Barn to Improve Safety on Highway 101

    || 24-Jun-2009

    JUNE 24, 2009 - AROMAS - The state transportation department announced last week it will be closing the southbound Hwy. 101 left-turn lane just after San Juan Road near the Red Barn by Monday, according to a press release. The closure means drivers no longer can turn left at that point - typically to stop at the Red Barn or go northbound on Hwy. 101 - and are encouraged to turn around at the ...
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  • Lawsuit Filed Over Fatal Dump Truck Accident

    || 24-Jun-2009

    A truck driver, his employer and an Illinois quarry were negligent in the death of a 13-year-old boy who was crushed by a dump truck loaded with gravel, a lawsuit filed Wednesday claims. Ryan Hennemann was crushed after the driver asked him and a friend to help him unload the truck. According to the lawsuit, the truck was overloaded and driven by an unqualified and unlicensed driver. The lawsuit ...
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  • Motorcyclist Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver Monday in Pleasanton

    || 24-Jun-2009

    JUNE 23, 2009 - A motorcyclist was seriously injured by a hit-and-run driver on Interstate 680, authorities said. The collision occurred in the northbound lanes, south of Sunol Boulevard, around 6:35 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver of a white 2004 BMW was driving approximately 100 mph and nearly collided with several vehicles, authorities said. The driver then began ...
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  • Motorcyclist Killed in Gilroy Hit-and-Run

    || 24-Jun-2009

    JUNE 23, 2009 - An unidentified 40-year-old Gilroy male was killed Tuesday evening after colliding with an SUV and an unidentified pickup truck in a hit-and-run accident. The car accident happened around 5:50 p.m. on the corner of Watsonville Road and Redwood Retreat Road. A silver 2005 Silver Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport SUV, driven by a 31-year-old Santa Cruz woman, was traveling southbound on ...
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  • BMW Driver Hits Motorcyclist, Flees from Interstate 680 in Pleasanton

    || 23-Jun-2009

    PLEASANTON - A motorcyclist was seriously injured Monday evening after he was struck by a car on Interstate 680, the California Highway Patrol said. The driver of the car then sped away heading northbound. The hit-and-run occurred about 6:35 p.m. on northbound I-680, south of Sunol Boulevard. CHP reported that the driver of a 2004 white BMW sedan was driving at upward of 100 mph and almost ...
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  • Car Accident in Southeast Fresno Sends Two to Hospital

    || 23-Jun-2009

    On June 22, 2009 a car accident in southwest Fresno sent to people to the hospital. It happened on the corner of Jensen and Walnut. Officials say a Toyota truck ran through a stop sign, and was hit by a passing white van. The driver of the truck was not injured, but the two passengers in the white van were hurt. They were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries. Source: KMPH News Have you or ...
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  • Lawsuit Filed Over Commuter Crash

    || 23-Jun-2009

    Continental Airlines and Colgan Air were negligent in the crash of a commuter plane crash near Buffalo, N.Y. earlier this year, a lawsuit filed by the family of a man killed in the crash claims. In the lawsuit, the wife of Coleman Mellett alleges that the carriers were recklessly and wantonly negligent in the crash. The crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 killed 50 people. AP, Philadelphia ...
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  • Man Died Sunday Night in Collision on I-80 Near Newcastle

    || 23-Jun-2009

    June 22, 2009 - A 48-year-old man was killed when his vehicle rear-ended a big rig in Placer County, authorities said. Jeffrey Koorenny of Winnemucca, Nevada died at the scene of the accident, which occurred about 11 p.m. in an eastbound lane of Interstate 80 near the Highway 193 exit, according to the California Highway Patrol. Koorenny was driving a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck when he reportedly ...
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  • Martinez Man Killed in Solo Motorcycle Accident on Highway 4

    || 23-Jun-2009

    An 18-year-old Martinez man was killed in a solo motorcycle accident on westbound Highway 4 west of Solano Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2009 according to the California Highway Patrol. Joseph Scalise was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics after his motorcycle was found near the center divider, CHP officer Peter Van Eckhardt said Tuesday. The motorcycle had apparently crashed in ...
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