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Turlock High student killed crossing road

A Turlock High School student died Friday after trying to cross this intersection on foot.
A Turlock High School student died Friday after trying to cross this intersection on foot. pguerra@modbee.com

A Turlock High School student was struck by a car and killed Friday evening as he was crossing an intersection on foot against a red light, marking the second fatal accident involving a pedestrian in as many days in the city.

Glenn Cooper, 18, died after being taken to the hospital, according to the Turlock Police Department. Officers found Cooper as they responded to a call about 8:30 p.m. Friday at North Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road.

Police say Cooper was crossing Golden State Boulevard at Fulkerth against a red light when he was hit by a vehicle traveling south on Golden State. He “appeared to have been in the crosswalk when he was struck,” according to the police news release.

The driver of the vehicle cooperated with police, and alcohol and drugs were not suspected in the collision.

Turlock Unified School District has been notified of the student’s death and plans to make grief counselors available for students, staff and faculty, police report.

The fatal accident comes just one day after a 20-year-old man was killed at the main entrance to California State University, Stanislaus. On Thursday night, Benjamin Hudspeth died after being hit by a vehicle at Monte Vista Avenue by Dels Lane.

Anyone with information on the accident is asked to contact Officer Kristi Lavrar at 209-668-5550, ext. 6755; the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at 209-668-5550, ext. 6780; or by email at tpdtipline@turlock.ca.us.

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