Ceres Woman Killed in Head-On Collision
A Ceres woman was killed in a recent head-on collision on Hatch Road between Moffett Road and Mitchell Road. The Ceres Police Department said the crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. when an eastbound 2002 Honda rear-ended a 2008 Mazda. The impact of the collision reportedly propelled the Mazda into the oncoming traffic lane, where it crashed head-on with a 1994 Ford Ranger pickup truck. The three vehicles involved in the crash came to a stop in the westbound lanes. The Honda driver was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The driver and passenger of the Ford were also hospitalized for injuries described as non-life threatening. Sadly, the Mazda driver succumbed to her injuries at the scene. Officials have identified the decedent as 42-year-old Araceli Pimentel-Valdez of Ceres.