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Victim Of Fatal Crash On Highway 49 Identified

AHWAHNEE – The woman who died in a crash on Highway 49 yesterday morning has been identified by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office. Heather Dame, 43, of Ahwahnee, died when her pickup apparently skidded on black ice and veered into oncoming traffic. The accident happened at 9:34 a.m. just north of Oakhurst near Vista Del Rio Drive. The investigation is ...

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Mariposa Man Killed Tuesday In Highway 49 Crash Identified

MARIPOSA – The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the man killed in yesterday’s head-on collision on Highway 49. Kenneth Keuning, 82, of Mariposa, died when his vehicle crashed into a large truck near Wass Road in the Bootjack area of Mariposa County. The accident happened just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

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Mariposa Man Dies In Head-On Crash On Highway 49

MARIPOSA – One man was killed and another injured in a head-on collision that shut down Highway 49 South this afternoon. Just after 1 p.m., a Volvo garbage truck, driven by a 64-year-old man, was northbound just north of Wass Road approaching a right-hand curve in the road. A Subaru Forester, driven by an 82-year-old man from Mariposa, was southbound ...

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Highway 49 Closed Near Bootjack Due To Fatal Crash

MARIPOSA – Highway 49 South has been closed between Tip Top Road and Woodland in the Bootjack area due to a fatal head-on crash near Wass Road. Expect the closure to last several hours. As of 4:20 p.m., one-lane traffic control is in place. We will update when the roadway reopens.

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The CHP Wants Your Input On Their Job Performance

MARIPOSA – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) wants to hear from you! If you’ve ever wanted to let the CHP know how you think they are performing, here is your opportunity to be heard. In an ongoing effort to monitor and improve the services provided to the public, the CHP is requesting your assistance in evaluating their performance. Please take ...

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Park Rangers And CHP H40 Rescue Hikers Stranded In Yosemite

YOSEMITE — Two lost hikers likely owe their lives to the skilled efforts of Yosemite National Park rangers, Search & Rescue personnel and the CHP after they were unable to find their way in the snow and had to call for help. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, Yosemite National Park Emergency Communications Center received a 911 call ...

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CHP Investigating People Posing As Disabled Motorists To Scam Money

FRESNO – California Highway Patrol (CHP) Dispatch Centers is warning the public that they have have received several 911 calls since mid-November 2018 of suspicious people posing as disabled motorists in order to receive money from passing drivers. The vehicles have been described as dark colored SUVs, many of which have out of state license plates. If motorists don’t stop, ...

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Fatal Crash On Highway 41 South Of YLP, Victim Identified

COARSEGOLD — One person was killed and another suffered serious injuries in a nearly head-on crash on Highway 41 this morning. According to CHP, a man at the front of a long line of northbound vehicles was slowing to turn right into his driveway, just south of the Black Hawk Lodge. Witnesses told CHP that everyone was traveling at about ...

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Major Delays Due To Fatal Accident On Highway 41

COARSEGOLD — One-way traffic control is now in place on Highway 41, which had been temporarily closed between Yosemite Springs Parkway and Road 200, following a fatal accident this morning about a half-mile south of the Black Hawk Lodge. Traffic is currently backed up in both directions as CHP and Caltrans work to clear the scene of the crash, which ...

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Distracted Driving Starts Chain Reaction Crash In Coarsegold

COARSEGOLD – A three-vehicle crash on Highway 41 snarled traffic for a little over an hour this morning in the Coarsegold area. Just before 10 a.m., first responders were called out to reports of a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection at Lucky Lane. According to CHP at the scene, a Sierra Tel service truck, a Nissan Pathfinder and a Dodge ...

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