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Log Truck Driver Saves Lives By Risking His Own

O’NEALS — A log truck driver may have saved lives today when he drove his truck off the road to avoid crashing the 70,000-pound vehicle into a line of stopped cars on Highway 41. Terry Jacobs, driving for Willis Logging Company of North Fork, had picked up a load on Sky Ranch Road (Road 632) near Calvin Crest this morning, ...

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Three People Injured In Crash At Rocky Cut On Highway 41

MADERA COUNTY – Three people were transported to Valley hospitals after a crash near the Rocky Cut on Highway 41 yesterday. At about 12:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, a 25-year-old male from Fresno was southbound in a Honda Elantra at an unknown rate of speed. According to witnesses, the Honda drifted off the right side of the road, and ...

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Fatal Accident On Highway 41 In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD — Highway 41 is closed in both directions north of Yosemite Springs Parkway due to a fatal accident. The accident occurred just before 4 p.m. No estimated time for reopening has been given. Traffic is backed up for miles in both directions. At approximately 4:50 p.m. authorities began to implement one-lane traffic control. Just after 5 p.m. both lanes ...

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Major Injury Accident Closes Highway 41 In Oakhurst

OAKHURST — A multi-vehicle accident before noon on Sunday caused major injuries to at least one driver, and closed a portion of Highway 41 for more than two hours. Just after 11 a.m., CHP says Oakhurst resident Forrest Null, 69, was driving a 2010 Ford Fusion northbound on Highway 41, and was stopped at the stoplight at the intersection of ...

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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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