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Man killed at Turlock intersection
A man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle at Geer Road and Minnesota Avenue Thursday afternoon. - photo by SABRA STAFFORD/The Journal


The Turlock Police Department is investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian collision that left a 66-year-old man dead.

The collision was reported around 1 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Geer Road and Minnesota Avenue.

The investigation is in the preliminary stage and few details were available, however it is not believed that speed or alcohol played a factor in the incident, said Turlock Police Sgt. Neil Cervenka.

The driver, an 83-year-old woman, was driving a Toyota Camry on Minnesota and was making a right hand turn onto Geer on a green light when she struck the man. The man was walking outside of the crosswalk, according to the police department. A collection of bags and a pool of blood were located about 30 feet north of the crosswalk.

Initially a medi-flight helicopter was called to the scene, but officials opted for an ambulance. The man was rushed from the scene to a hospital with what was described as life-threatening injuries. A short time later the police department announced he had died from a severe head trauma.

The driver was being medically checked at the scene and appeared to be quite shaken.

Traffic at the intersection was diverted off of Geer while officers investigated the collision.