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Two Separate Crashes Slow Traffic Through Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Two separate accidents slowed traffic through the Coarsegold area this afternoon, one on the north end of town and another at Road 417. Just before 2 p.m., CHP, Cal Fire and Madera County Fire responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 41 and Road 417. A woman from Simi Valley was northbound and waiting at ...

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Victims Identified In Two Fatal Accidents On Saturday

MADERA COUNTY — Two separate accidents claimed four lives in Madera County on Saturday, one occurring on Highway 145 and another on Highway 41. On Saturday, Nov. 11, at 5:10 p.m., Emmit Fowler, 35, of Fresno, was eastbound on Avenue 15 on a 1986 Kawasaki, and stopped at the posted stop sign at Highway 41. According to witnesses, the motorcyclist ...

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Woman Stranded For 12 Hours After Crashing Off Deadwood

OAKHURST — A 74-year-old woman who crashed her car off the steep mountainside on Highway 41 south of Oakhurst last night was located and rescued this afternoon, at least 12 hours after she went missing. Just after 4 a.m. this morning, the Fresno woman’s husband reported that his wife had been in an accident, but he didn’t know where, and ...

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Vehicle Rear-Ends School Bus On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — An accident on Highway 41 involving a school bus slowed traffic for well over an hour this afternoon. Today at about 1:50 p.m., a Yosemite School District bus was southbound on Highway 41 and was stopped, waiting for traffic to clear to make a left turn onto Mecca Lane. According to CHP, traffic on northbound Highway 41 was ...

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Motorcycle Crashes After Short Pursuit In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A motorcyclist was airlifted to the hospital after attempting to elude police on Highway 41 in Oakhurst last night. Just after 11 p.m., a CHP officer was headed southbound into Oakhurst near Suburban Propane when a Honda GL1100 motorcycle passed him in the opposite direction at a high rate of speed. The officer made a U-turn and turned ...

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Head-On Crash Blocks Highway 41, Injures Coarsegold Man

COARSEGOLD — A head-on collision sent one man to the hospital this evening, and blocked Highway 41 for over an hour. Just after 8 p.m., a 16-year-old male from Coarsegold was southbound on Highway 41 in a green 2000 Subaru Outback, traveling at an unknown rate of speed, approaching Van Teri Lane south of Coarsegold. An 18-year-old male, also from ...

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Memorial For Battalion Chief Gary Helming

SANTA MARIA — Los Padres National Forest Battalion Chief Gary Helming will be honored with a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, according to the USFS. The service will be held at the Pacific Christian Center, located at 3435 Santa Maria Way, Santa Maria, California, 93455. The memorial is open to the public; however, space is limited. ...

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Roll-Over Crash Blocks Road 200, Damages Fine Gold Bridge

NORTH FORK — A single-vehicle crash at the Fine Gold Creek bridge blocked the road for about an hour this morning, and tore a big chunk out of the 70-year-old bridge. A 60-year-old man from Fresno was eastbound on Road 200 in a 2009 Lincoln Town Car registered to a limousine service in the valley, when he entered the 25 ...

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Crash Sends Oakhurst Woman To The Hospital

OAKHURST — A three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 41 and Road 426 yesterday resulted in an Oakhurst woman being airlifted to a Fresno hospital. Just after 4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, Audrey Sailors, 90, of Oakhurst, was northbound on Highway 41 in a 2005 Lincoln, in the right turn lane at Road 426, according to CHP. She ...

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There Are Still Many Ways To Help Detwiler Fire Victims

MARIPOSA COUNTY — Anyone wishing to help victims of the Detwiler Fire can still do so in several ways. The Mariposa Community Foundation will be distributing cash donations to those who lost their homes. They have set up a PayPal donate button on their website at mariposacommunity.foundation/MCF. You can also mail a check to MCF and note “Detwiler Fire” on ...

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