Woman in roadway dies after being struck by vehicle Saturday night

On Saturday, November 5th, 2022, at 10:14 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries in the 1600 block of W Main St, Turlock.

When crews arrived on scene, they found a single vehicle involved, a silver Toyota sedan, which had struck a woman.

The vehicle had a single occupant who did not suffer any injuries. The woman that the vehicle had struck, later identified as Maria Castillo Rodriguez, 71, of Hayward, suffered major injuries and was ground transported by American Medical Response to a local hospital. She unfortunately succumbed to her injuries shortly after her arrival at the hospital.

The vehicle sustained minor damage and was able to be driven away from the scene.

Officers began investigating and determined that the vehicle was traveling westbound in the left lane of W Main St from N Tully Rd, while Rodriguez was crossing W Main St in a northerly direction while not in a crosswalk. Rodriguez successfully made it across the eastbound lanes and the turn lane, however, was struck by the vehicle when she arrived in the westbound left lane. The driver of the vehicle claimed that she did not see Rodriguez until she was right in front of her and was unable to stop in time.

Officers also determined that neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in this collision.

The investigation remains on-going. Anyone with information that could assist in the investigation is encouraged to call Officer Mike Simbalenko at 209-668-6523.


  • “vehicle claimed that she did not“ what do you mean by she??? The person who hit my aunt was a young white male! I’m sorry for writing angry but nobody is telling the truth the clerk says he has the whole video an he was not driving on the st he was pulling out of gas station really fast my aunt had made it to the sidewalk an that’s when she got dragged they do not want to give us the report yet it’s now a homicide on the death certificate we have no information only from when we go all the way out there is when we find out bits an pieces this is not ok we need help finding out what really happened


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