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Mariposa Man Dies After Crashing Into Merced River

MARIPOSA — A single-vehicle accident on Highway 140 between Yosemite and Mariposa has claimed the life of the driver. At about 7:45 a.m. this morning, a 72-year-old Mariposa man was eastbound on Highway 140 about 2-1/2 miles east of Briceburg Road when he lost traction on the icy road, according to CHP. He then lost control of the Ford F250, ...

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Deadwood Crash Sends Pregnant Woman To Hospital

OAKHURST — A two-vehicle crash on Highway 41 south of Oakhurst this morning sent a pregnant woman to the hospital and shut down both lanes for over 30 minutes. Just before 10 a.m., a southbound tour bus was about halfway up Deadwood approaching the old building on the east side of the road, when it stalled in the southbound lane. ...

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Coarsegold Woman Who Died In Vehicle Accident Identified

COARSEGOLD — The woman who lost her life after a near head-on collision on Highway 41 in Coarsegold yesterday has been identified. Billie Williams, 90, died yesterday after being airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center from an accident on the north end of Coarsegold near Morava Road. Billie was a passenger in one of the two vehicles involved in the ...

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New CHP Senior Volunteers Earn Their Badges

OAKHURST — Eight new Senior Volunteers proudly joined the ranks at the Oakhurst Area CHP Office on Wednesday, Dec. 6, bringing the number in the Oakhurst Senior Volunteer Program (SVP) to twenty-seven. Officer Kaci Lutz, who heads up the program, says the Oakhurst office has far more Senior Volunteers than any other CHP office in the state, and others are ...

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Coarsegold Woman Dies After Head-On Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — A two-vehicle crash on Highway 41 near Morava Road has claimed the life of one woman, and injured another. At 3 p.m., reports came in of an accident in front of Mountain Aire on the north end of Coarsegold. According to CHP at scene, a 70-year-old Coarsegold woman was northbound in a Lexus ES330 approaching Morava Road, and ...

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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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CHP Conducts Distracted Driving Enforcement Operations

FRESNO — Driver distractions have always presented challenges to roadway safety. Over the years, it has increasingly become a more serious problem as in-vehicle technology has expanded. To discourage this dangerous habit, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is launching the statewide Adult Distracted Drivers campaign in partnership with the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). The year-long campaign, funded by ...

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Oakhurst Woman Airlifted After Crash On Deadwood

OAKHURST — A single-vehicle accident on Highway 41 this afternoon sent two women to the hospital. Just before 12:30 p.m., an Oakhurst woman, age 75, was northbound on Highway 41 in a 1930 Ford Model A with one passenger – a 50-year-old woman, also from Oakhurst. The driver told CHP that she had looked down at the radio and when ...

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CHP And CVS Invite You To “Be A Santa To A Senior”

OAKHURST — Though we often think about making Christmas merry for kids, the Oakhurst Area CHP and CVS store remind everyone of the seniors who may need some special attention this holiday season. There are special Christmas trees at both locations where you can select an ornament from the tree and then purchase one of the listed gift items. Place ...

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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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