John Finister, 37, killed and four injured after SUV collides with fire engine, which fell to its side at Filbert Street and Myrtle Street in Stockton, CA

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:33am
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

1 dead, 3 firefighters injured in crash in California

A person was killed and three firefighters were injured when an SUV slammed into a fire engine in Stockton.

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Bryant and Scott said they rushed to Filbert and Myrtle streets when they heard the crash.

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Richard Gallegos, a neighborhood resident, said he was near the scene when the crash occurred, though he did not see it.

1 dead, 4 injured in Stockton fire truck collision

The Filbert Street off ramp from Highway 4 and Filbert/Myrtle intersection was closed until just before 4 p.m. for the crash cleanup and investigation.

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The occupants of the SUV were brothers, identified by family members as John Finister and Richard Moody, the third and fourth of their mother’s six children.

GoFundMe: In loving memory of Johnnie Finister

Johnnie was a great father to two teenage girls, he was a loving/happy bother, husband, uncle, son, and friend to many. God bless all, We appreciate all donations.

Modesto man who died in crash into fire truck was 37

Johnnie Lee Finister III, 37, was married with a 14-year-old daughter and a 13-year-old son, his wife told KCRA 3.
A fire engine was responding to an emergency call and had its lights and sirens activated while it headed north on Filbert Street. An SUV that was was traveling west on Myrtle Street collided with the fire engine, which rolled onto its side. One person inside the SUV was pronounced dead, while the driver of the SUV and the driver of the fire truck sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries. Two other fire fighters sustained more minor injuries. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
People Involved: 
John Finister III
Richard Moody

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