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Thursday, March 9, 2023

PRESS RELEASE: Traffic Collison Fatality

On Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at approximately 3:15 p.m., the Turlock Police Department received a call of a solo vehicle rollover collision in the 4000 block of West Linwood Avenue. As officers responded to the scene, it was reported that the vehicle was on fire and the solo occupant was able to get out of the vehicle.

The driver, identified as 40 year-old Brandi Kane, sustained extensive injuries from the collision but was not burned. Kane was airlifted to a local area hospital where she became unresponsive and succumbed to her injuries.

Two dogs were riding inside the vehicle with Kane when the collision occurred. One dog died in the collision and the second was humanly euthanized due to injuries directly resulting from the collision.

The Turlock Police Department is in the early stages of investigating this collision and it is unknown if speed, alcohol, or drugs were a factor. The roadway was closed for just under two hours while officers investigated this incident.

The Turlock Police Department asks that anyone who witnessed the collision or has any pertinent information to call Traffic Officer Michael Simbalenko at (209) 668-6523. 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) 668-6506 Email –

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