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Major Injury Accident Blocks Highway 41 At Road 200

O’NEALS — One-lane traffic control is in place at the intersection of Highway 41 and Road 200, after the roadway was temporarily blocked this afternoon following a three vehicle accident with major injuries. The multi-vehicle collision took place just before 3 p.m. today. One-lane traffic control was put in place at approximately 3:40 p.m. and commuters were advised to expect ...

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Single-Vehicle Rollover On Highway 41 Near Broken Bit

COARSEGOLD — A Coarsegold woman was transported to a Valley hospital after a single-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 41 this morning. Just after 9:30 a.m., reports came in to the CHP that a vehicle had left the roadway and overturned near the Broken Bit just north of Coarsegold. An 82-year-old woman was northbound in a Chevy SUV, at a stated ...

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DUI Arrest After Upset And Hit & Run At McDonalds Drive-Thru

OAKHURST — An Oakhurst woman was arrested after she reportedly damaged three vehicles, then fled the scene after a long wait at the drive-through at the Oakhurst McDonald’s last Friday. At about 5 p.m. on Dec. 29, CHP was notified by McDonald’s employees that a woman who ordered at the drive-up window appeared to be intoxicated. After taking her order, ...

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Hit-And-Run Crash Closes Highway 41 South Of YLP

O’NEALS — A hit-and-run accident just north of Road 200 closed down Highway 41 in both directions for well over an hour this evening. At about 5:20 p.m. reports came in of an overturned vehicle about 1/2 mile south of Yosemite Springs Parkway. According to CHP at scene, a 2015 Ford F150, driven by a 29-year-old man from Hanford, was ...

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Two-Car Crash On Highway 49 Requires Jaws Of Life

OAKHURST — A two-car accident north of town sent two people to the hospital this afternoon, one by ground ambulance and one by Life Flight. Just after 2 p.m. today a Modesto man was northbound on Highway 49 in a 1997 Honda, carrying a male passenger from Santa Maria. The driver rounded the corner just south of Harmony Lane while ...

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Homeward Bound From Railroad Fire, Battalion Chief Dies In Traffic Accident

SANTA MARIA – Station KEYT is reporting that a Battalion Chief returning home from the Railroad Fire has died following a traffic accident. Oscar Flores says Los Padres National Forest officials announced that Santa Lucia District Battalion Chief Gary Helming was killed in a car crash early Thursday morning, Aug. 31, while returning home from an assignment on the Railroad ...

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Hank The Yellow Lab Has Been Found

COARSEGOLD — Concerned citizens and dog lovers as far away as Pennsylvania have been asking about Hank the Yellow Lab, who went missing after a crash on Highway 41 yesterday afternoon. We are delighted to report that Hank has been found. Cody Lankton is a good friend of both Hank and Austin — the driver involved in the crash — ...

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Dog Missing After Suspected DUI Crash Blocks Hwy. 41

COARSEGOLD — A man has been taken to the hospital and placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI following a rollover accident on Highway 41. At approximately 4:20 p.m. CHP received reports of a crash just south of Coarsegold at Coyote Hollow Lane. According to CHP, Austin Turney, 33, was northbound on Highway 41 in a Ford Explorer Sport. He ...

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Truck Rollover Crash Slows Traffic South Of Deadwood

COARSEGOLD — At approximately 3:45 p.m. today, calls came into 911 of a rollover crash with a truck on fire at the south end of Deadwood at Cavin Lane. A 43-year-old driver from Fresno was southbound on Highway 41 at the bottom of Deadwood where the double lanes merge. He was approaching a line of cars stopped for a southbound vehicle ...

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Cyclist Pulls Over To Rest, Gets Hit By Car

BASS LAKE — Courteous drivers often use the wide spot at the top of Road 426 to pull over and let faster vehicles pass. That didn’t turn out too well today for a cyclist from Fresno. A 59-year-old male cyclist had just reached the top of the grade at the llama ranch near the 25-mile per hour curve and parked ...

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