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Crash On Road 426 Leads To Investigation Into Two More

OAKHURST — CHP is investigating an accident that took place on Road 426, but it may lead to two more incidents that happened earlier, just a few miles away. At about 9 p.m., reports came in of a vehicle off the road and upside down just below the top of the grade on Road 426 near Woodcrest Drive. When first ...

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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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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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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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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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