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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/27/2019 02:55 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/27/2019 02:55 PM
Expires: 01/01/2024 12:00 AM
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Modesto Man Lost His Life & Three Injured in Hwy 108/120 Collision

Jamestown, CA...On Saturday, January 26, 2019, at approximately 6:06 pm, 37 year old driver Billy Thao and 43 year old passenger Brad Thao, both from Sacramento, were traveling westbound on State Route 120 in a 2004 Toyota Tacoma, east of La Grange Road. 29 year old driver Muruganandham Arulandham and 24 year old passenger Cindhu Elamuazhuthz, both from Sunnyvale, were traveling westbound on State Route 120 in a 2018 Toyota Rav4, to the rear of Thao. A 55 year old Modesto resident was driving a 1995 Mazda 626 eastbound on State Route 120 east of La Grange Road approaching Thao's Tacoma. For unknown reasons the driver of the Mazda failed to safely negotiate the slight right curve in the roadway and crossed into the westbound lane into Thao's path. Thao was unable to take evasive action before the front of the Mazda struck the front of the Tacoma.




The force of the impact caused the Tacoma to fully overturn onto the right shoulder. After striking the Tacoma, the Mazda continued in an eastbound direction within the westbound lane were it struck the front end of the Rav4. The driver of the Mazda was declared deceased at the scene. Both occupants of the Tacoma were transported to Adventist Health Sonora to be treated for moderate injuries. Passenger Elamuazhuthz was flown to Memorial Hospital in Modesto to be treated for moderate injuries. This collision is still under investigation.


Alcohol and/or drugs may have been a factor in this collision. Any witnesses of the collision are encouraged to contact Officer Harrington at the Sonora Area CHP Office at 209-984-3944.


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Posted on: 2019-01-27 15:43:31   By: Anonymous
 
Off Color

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    Posted on: 2019-01-27 15:47:19   By: Anonymous
     
    You are scum. Also willing to bet that all of them are working and contributing; doubt the same could be said of you or your ilk.

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      Posted on: 2019-01-27 15:50:50   By: Anonymous
       
      You don't know SHI+

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        Re: decency
        Posted on: 2019-01-27 16:38:45   By: Anonymous
         
        No-no one really knows anything yet and it's a terrible thing that has happened. This sounds like a bad section of the highway after hearing about previous accidents in the same general area. I think we all need to have a high degree of decency and respect towards those deceased who ever they are. This whole occurrence all together is just very sad and people just need to slow down and be careful as drivers.

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          Re: decency
          Posted on: 2019-01-28 04:25:09   By: Anonymous
           
          ''people just need to slow down and be careful as drivers.'' BINGO



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            Re: Indecency
            Posted on: 2019-01-28 21:16:31   By: Anonymous
             
            WOW!!
            This wreck sounds like a Flatlander Fandango!

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          Re: decency
          Posted on: 2019-01-28 05:26:39   By: Anonymous
           
          Nothing wrong with that section of road.

          Driver failed to maintain proper control of his vehicle.

          Auto equivalent of a CFIT.

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        Posted on: 2019-01-27 21:43:21   By: Anonymous
         
        Go for the win!

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          Posted on: 2019-01-28 07:52:27   By: Anonymous
           


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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-01-27 20:02:03   By: Anonymous
 
Prayers for all and loved ones.

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    Posted on: 2019-01-28 07:50:25   By: Anonymous
     
    What for praying doesn't work!

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Traffic accident on Hwy 120 east of LaGrange Rd.
Posted on: 2019-01-28 09:12:31   By: Anonymous
 
Approximately 1/2 hour before the accident, I passed the location of this fatal event, as I do very often on Saturday evening. Very often I see impatient drivers passing other vehicles with unsafe distance to on coming traffic or view down the highway to insure safety. Although, I was not there I suspect this was caused by a driver making an unsafe pass. My message is BE CAUTIOUS WHEN YOU PASS OTHER VEHICLES!

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Traffic accident on Hwy 120 east of LaGrange Rd.
Posted on: 2019-01-28 09:14:50   By: Anonymous
 
Approximately 1/2 hour before the accident, I passed the location of this fatal event, as I do very often on Saturday evening. Very often I see impatient drivers passing other vehicles with unsafe distance to on coming traffic or view down the highway to insure safety. Although, I was not there I suspect this was caused by a driver making an unsafe pass. My message is BE CAUTIOUS WHEN YOU PASS OTHER VEHICLES!

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Traffic accident on Hwy 120 east of LaGrange Rd.
Posted on: 2019-01-28 09:15:51   By: Anonymous
 
Approximately 1/2 hour before the accident, I passed the location of this fatal event, as I do very often on Saturday evening. Very often I see impatient drivers passing other vehicles with unsafe distance to on coming traffic or view down the highway to insure safety. Although, I was not there I suspect this was caused by a driver making an unsafe pass. My message is BE CAUTIOUS WHEN YOU PASS OTHER VEHICLES!

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    Re: Traffic accident on Hwy 120 east of LaGrange Rd.
    Posted on: 2019-01-28 10:06:56   By: Anonymous
     
    What for?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-01-28 10:08:15   By: Anonymous
 


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