One Killed in Merced County Head-On Collision
One person was killed, and another was left with serious injuries in a Merced County head-on collision on the early morning of October 7, 2019. The crash occurred along Highway 165 near Los Banos just south of the San Joaquin River, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported. Authorities said a southbound 2019 Honda Civic was involved in a head-on collision with a northbound 1995 Honda Civic shortly before 4:20 a.m. The motorist of the 2019 Honda, a 25-year-old Keyes man, was transported via air ambulance to the Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of critical injuries. Sadly, the driver of the 1995 Honda succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Officials have withheld his identity until his family has been notified.