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Woman Airlifted After Crash Near Bass Lake Annex

NORTH FORK – A 79-year-old North Fork woman was airlifted after a single-vehicle crash on Road 222 just north of Road 221 near the Bass Lake Annex. Just before 2 p.m., a report came in of an accident on Road 200. After about 15 minutes of searching by both fire and CHP, the wreck was finally located on Road 222. ...

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Driver Transported For Unrelated Medical Issue After Accident

OAKHURST – An accident blocked the northbound lane of Highway 41 in Oakhurst for a short time this morning, and one driver was transported to a Valley hospital. At about 8:30 a.m., a 37-year-old Oakhurst man was northbound in a 2004 Dodge pickup, just passing Denny’s Restaurant on his way to work. A 79-year-old woman, also from Oakhurst, was southbound ...

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Coarsegold Women Suffer Major Injuries In Fresno Crash

FRESNO – Two Coarsegold women suffered major injuries in a multi-vehicle accident in Fresno over the weekend, when one stopped to assist the other after a crash on a busy freeway. On June 9 at approximately 10:16 a.m., Hilary Anne Rak, 50, was riding a 2002 Harley Davidson eastbound on SR-180 near Peach Avenue in the number 2 lane. Ms. ...

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Driver Airlifted After Crash On Road 274 Near Bass Lake

BASS LAKE – A evening drive down to Bass Lake ended with a serious accident and three young people being transported to the hospital. Last evening, a group of teens who are spending the summer working at the Sugar Pine Christian Camp left that location to head down to the lake. They were eastbound on Road 274 just after 10 ...

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Car Into Power Pole Closes Highway 49 For Over Two Hours

OAKHURST — A single-vehicle accident involving a power pole closed Highway 49 in both directions just south of Goldside for over two hours this evening. At 8:45 p.m., a resident in the area called 911 to report they had heard a crash. When first responders arrived at the scene, they found a car upside down on the west side of ...

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Coarsegold Man Arrested For DUI, Leaving Scene Of Injury Crash

COARSEGOLD – A Coarsegold man was arrested for DUI after a crash on Highway 41, and his female passenger is in the hospital with major injuries. According to CHP, Joseph Alan Hoetker, Jr., 27, was southbound on Highway 41 near Coyote Hollow Lane at about 3 a.m., when he drove his 1992 Ford Explorer off the roadway and crashed into ...

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Logging Truck Crash On Highway 49 Stops Traffic

AHWAHNEE – A three-vehicle crash on Highway 49 on Thursday stopped traffic in both directions and sent two people to the hospital. Just before 3:30 p.m. on Apr. 19, Corbet Jones, 51, of Fresno was southbound on Highway 49 near Hilltop Lane in a 2015 Kenworth logging truck with an attached trailer. Just as Jones began negotiating a right-hand corner ...

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Driver Airlifted After Suspected DUI Crash

COARSEGOLD – A Fresno man was arrested for DUI and airlifted to a Valley hospital after crashing on Highway 41 in the early morning hours. At about 3:18 a.m. this morning, CHP officers responded to the scene of an accident on Highway 41 just north of Yosemite Springs Parkway. Upon arriving at the scene, officers found a white 2006 Honda Civic ...

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DUI Arrest After Major Injury Crash Closes Highway 41

O’NEALS – A Coarsegold man was arrested for felony DUI this afternoon after a three-vehicle accident sent two people to the hospital with major injuries. Just before 3 p.m. today, Ross Kelly, 72, was northbound on Highway 41 in a 2007 Ford F350 approaching the traffic signal at Road 200. According to CHP at the scene, Kelly told officers he ...

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Head-On Crash Stalls Traffic On Highway 41 North Of Oakhurst

OAKHURST – A head-on collision north of Oakhurst blocked traffic for a short time today near the Road 222 turnoff. Just before 4 p.m., a 24-year-old Oakhurst man was northbound in a Pontiac Grand Am at a stated speed of 50 mph, when he crossed over the center line into oncoming traffic, according to CHP at the scene. A 39-year-old ...

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