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Collision with milk tanker injures one in Turlock
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A man sustained significant injuries after his vehicle collided with a milk tanker in Turlock on Wednesday. - photo by Photo Contributed
A collision between a vehicle and a milk tanker in Turlock sent one man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, the Turlock Police Department reported.
The collision happened around 10 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Lander Avenue and West F Street.
The named of the injured man has not been released. He is in his 20s, said Turlock Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Parmley.
The man was driving a Jeep Cherokee northbound on Lander. A Peterbilt big rig milk tanker had been stopped at the stop sign at West F Street and was in the process of making a left turn onto southbound Lander when the collision happened, Parmley said.
The tanker was well into the left turn when the Jeep struck it. The impact wedged the Jeep underneath the tanker.
The man was airlifted to a local hospital and had significant injuries, Parmley said.
The driver of the milk tanker was not injured and was cooperating with the investigators.
The collision is under investigation by the Major Accident Investigation Team. At this time it does not appear that drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, Parmley said.
The speed of the Jeep Cherokee just prior to impact has not yet been determined.

The collision caused the road to be closed for several hours.