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Monday, February 8, 2021


On Monday, February 08, 2021, at 1:48 pm, Turlock Police Officers were dispatched to a train vs. vehicle collision at the Monte Vista and Golden State railroad crossing in Turlock. In addition to TPD units, medical units from the Turlock Fire Department and AMR also arrived on scene.

Upon arrival, officers located a single occupant driver in a blue Subaru vehicle. The driver, an 81 year old male from Turlock, was pronounced deceased on scene. The identity of the deceased will not be released at this time.

The male driver was originally traveling southbound Golden State and then made a westbound turn onto Monte Vista through the railroad crossings when it collided with the oncoming train. The train’s crossing signals, warning lights, and crossing arms were working properly prior to the collision.

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This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Crime and Community Analyst Deandra Wiley.

Any media requests should contact:
Sergeant Michael Parmley
Office of Professional Standards
Turlock Police Department
Office phone - (209) 668-6506
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