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Two Separate Crashes Snarl Traffic Near Black Hawk Lodge

COARSEGOLD – Three vehicles were involved in two separate accidents that brought traffic to a stop on Highway 41 just south of Yosemite Springs Parkway this afternoon. Just after 2:30 p.m., a northbound Toyota Highlander, driven by a resident of Mariposa, slowed to make a left turn onto Road 207. That vehicle was rear-ended by a Scion hatchback driven by ...

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Two-Vehicle Crash At Three-Way Intersection In North Fork

NORTH FORK – Both drivers walked away without injury this evening after one of them failed to stop for the posted stop sign at the intersection of Roads 225 and 274 in North Fork. Jason Mayer, 43, of North Fork, was coming south on Road 274 in a 1988 Toyota pickup just before 5:30 p.m. and had just pulled up ...

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DUI Arrest After Head-On Crash Near Oakhurst

OAKHURST – Two drivers were transported to Valley hospitals and one placed under arrest following a head-on crash on Road 426. At 3:40 p.m., Chris Hartesvelt, 65, of North Fork, was westbound on Road 426 in a Subaru Forester at the 25 mph corner near the Llama Ranch at the top of the grade. As she rounded the corner, she ...

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Bicyclist Airlifted After Crashing Into A Pickup On Road 426

OAKHURST – An Oakhurst man has been airlifted to a valley hospital with major injuries after crashing into a pickup that pulled out in front of him on Road 426 this afternoon. At about 1:30 p.m., an 83-year-old Oakhurst man was stopped at the stop sign on Elliot Drive in a Chevy Silverado, preparing to turn left onto Road 426. ...

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DUI Arrest After Early Morning Crash On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD – A single-vehicle crash on Highway 41 this morning sent the driver to the hospital and caused him to be arrested for DUI. At 4:45 a.m., CHP responded to an accident on Highway 41 just north of Road 207. According to CHP, Jesus Martinez, 21, of Milwaukee, Wis., was northbound in a 2014 Chevy Malibu at a high rate ...

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Survivor Of Head-On Crash Says Thank You To First Responders

OAKHURST – Every day our first responders provide aid and comfort to people who may be going through the worst experience of their lives. But after pulling someone from a burning building or cutting them out of a horrific wreck, as in this case, they rarely get to learn what became of those whose lives they helped to save. Today, ...

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Early Morning Roll-Over Crash On Deadwood

OAKHURST – A trip to the casino ended with a trip to the hospital this morning when the driver rolled his car on Deadwood. At about 3:10 a.m., first responders were called out to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Highway 41 about a mile south of Oakhurst. The driver, an Oakhurst man in his seventies, told CHP that ...

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Driver Airlifted After Single-Vehicle Crash On Road 200

NORTH FORK – A single-vehicle crash on Road 200 this morning sent the driver to the hospital and CHP at the scene suspect the driver may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. At 8:16 a.m., a call came in to 911 that a car had crashed into the embankment just above the Cal Fire Rancheria Fire station ...

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Sleepy Driver Crashes And Rolls On Road 200

NORTH FORK – A driver who says he fell asleep at the wheel escaped without serious injuries in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Road 200 this morning. Just before 9 a.m., a Cal Fire engine on its way to assist Fresno County with a structure fire reported an overturned vehicle just south of the Finegold Creek bridge. When CHP arrived ...

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Three Vehicle Crash Jams Up Friday Afternoon Traffic In Oakhurst

OAKHURST – A three-vehicle crash on the north end of Oakhurst this afternoon added another glitch to today’s troubles along Highway 41. At 2:47 p.m., three southbound vehicles got caught up in a crash in front of El Cid Mexican Restaurant. All three drivers are from Oakhurst, according to CHP at the scene. A 72-year-old woman was southbound at the ...

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