HUGHSON (CBS13) – The Stanislaus County Sheriff says a Turlock Police dispatcher was driving the truck that hit and killed a crime scene technician this morning as she was collecting evidence from an earlier shooting.

Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson says crime tech Mary Donahou was in the middle of Santa Fe Avenue collecting evidence this morning when she was struck.

The accident happened about 6:45 a.m. at Santa Fe Avenue just north of 7th Street in Hughson.

Donahou was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital where she later died. Sheriff Christianson says Donahou had been with the department for nine years and has a 12-year-old son.

The Sheriff called the incident a ‘tragic accident’. It is still being investigated.

Comments (4)
  1. JMHO55 says:

    That’s awful. My condolences to the deputy’s family and friends.

  2. cal says:

    Talk about “running into your co-workers!”

    1. Ron says:

      Love to run into you Slime ball. Mary was an example of a true LEO and a great mother.

  3. mike says:

    So many revengeful potential murderers on these sites that it is disturbing, the man did run into his co-worker. We have yet to here how and why this terrible tragedy happened.

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