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Thursday, August 13, 2020


On August 13, 2020, at approximately 7:53 a.m., Turlock Police Dispatch received a call of an injury collision that involved several vehicles in the area of Highway 99 and West Canal Drive.

Officers arrived on scene and discovered the collision originated from a tan colored SUV, traveling east on West Canal Drive, that left the roadway near the top of the north side of the West Canal Drive overpass. The SUV fell from a distance estimated to be twenty feet and came to rest in the slow lane (#3 lane) of southbound Highway 99. As a result, a tractor trailer that was traveling southbound Highway 99, struck the SUV and the impact forced it into the fast lane (#1 lane), where it was struck again by a sedan traveling southbound.

The Turlock Police Department received a late reported call that the SUV was seen driving recklessly in the area, just prior to the collision.

As a result of this collision, the two occupants of SUV suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and were transported to a local hospital. This collision caused major traffic delays for southbound Highway 99 and a separate collision occurred in the northbound lanes of Highway 99 as a result.

The Turlock Police Department was on scene and investigating this collision for several hours, while southbound Highway 99 was blocked for nearly an hour.

The Turlock Police Department asks that anyone with information related to this collision, to call Officer John-Paul Beech at (209) 668-5550 extension 6150. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at

The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.

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This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Sergeant Michael Parmley.

Any media requests should contact:
Sergeant Michael Parmley
Office of Professional Standards
Turlock Police Department
Office phone - (209) 664-7345
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