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Fatal Motorcycle Crash Reported in Merced County

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported a fatal motorcycle crash in Merced County around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The incident occurred on Merced Avenue and West Bradbury Road in an unincorporated area of Merced County, just northwest of Delhi. The collision allegedly involved a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle and a Ford Escape SUV. Officials at the scene found the motorcyclist, a 38-year-old man from Waterford, lying in the roadway. Modesto and Merced area officers both started life-saving measures on the injured motorcycle rider while waiting for fire personnel and Riggs Ambulance Service. When emergency crews arrived, they assisted in CPR. Sadly, their efforts were unsuccessful as the motorcyclist passed away at the scene.

Two Killed After Truck Accident in Merced County

Two people were killed, and another was injured after a truck accident on Interstate 5 in Merced County, CA, on the afternoon of Saturday, July 11, 2020. The big rig crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. on northbound I-5 near the John “Chuck” Erreca Northbound Rest Area. The Los Banos California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that traffic on the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 had slowed and eventually came to a stop. A tractor-trailer reportedly failed to stop and rear-ended a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu sedan, killing the driver, 63-year-old Joseph Haddad, and passenger, 53-year-old Brenda Haddad, both of Contra Costa County. The Chevrolet was propelled into another car and that impact, in turn, allegedly caused a pileup.

Merced Man Killed in Ashby Road Motorcycle Crash

A 51-year-old man was killed after a motorcycle crash on Ashby Road in Merced, CA, on Thursday, June 4, 2020. The incident occurred around 6:45 p.m. on Ashby Rd., just west of Fern Street. A man was riding a 2004 Honda Rebel motorcycle and attempted to exit a mobile home park at 2020 Ashby Rd. when he was struck by a 2004 Lincoln Navigator. When officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrived at the scene, life-saving measures were being rendered to the man by first responders from Riggs Ambulance. Sadly, the CPR was unsuccessful, and the man was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Merced County Sheriff’s Office has withheld the name of the decedent due to pending notification of next of kin.

Passenger Killed After Merced County Car Accident

A passenger was killed after a car accident on Highway 33 near Gustine, CA, in Merced County on the afternoon of April 22, 2020. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Los Banos area office responded to the crash on Highway 33 in the vicinity of Sullivan Road shortly before 4:30 p.m. A 25-year-old Santa Nella man was driving a 2017 Nissan Sentra southbound on State Route 33. At the same time, a 23-year-old San Jose woman was driving a 1996 Acura Integra northbound on the highway. The two vehicles were involved in a broadside collision, according to the CHP. The Nissan struck the passenger side door of the Acura, causing the man riding in the front passenger seat to suffer fatal injuries at the scene, the CHP reported. Officials have identified the decedent as 25-year-old Jesus Hernandez of San Jose. The Acura driver was transported to Los Banos Memorial Hospital for a complaint of pain. It is unknown whether the driver of the Nissan received treatment after the crash.

Woman Killed After Hit by Car in Merced

A 25-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a car in Merced, CA, on the morning of January 16, 2020. The pedestrian accident occurred around 4:30 a.m. on Ashby Road and Fern Street, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). A woman was walking in the area when she was reportedly hit by an oncoming vehicle headed about 35 miles per hour. Sadly, she was pronounced deceased at the scene by officials. Her name has been withheld by the Merced County Coroner’s Office as they are working to notify her family.

One Killed in Merced County Truck Accident

One person was killed in a truck accident near Gustine, CA, in Merced County on January 8, 2020. The crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Interstate 5, just south of Highway 140, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). A 2014 Volvo tractor-trailer was traveling on I-5 when, for unknown reasons, it veered into the oncoming traffic lane. The Volvo reportedly sideswiped a 2013 Peterbilt big rig hauling a tanker filled with gas, causing the tanker to overturn along the shoulder of Interstate 5 and spill an unknown amount of gasoline. The Volvo continued and crashed head-on with a 2004 Lexus ES330. The driver of the Lexus and one of the two passengers reported minor injuries. Sadly, the second passenger of the Lexus passed away at the scene. Officials have identified him as Jamee Chargualaf, 24, of Lemoore.

Woman Killed in Merced County Pedestrian Accident

A woman was killed, and her husband was injured in a pedestrian accident near Atwater, CA and Castle Air Force Base in Merced County on the night of December 16, 2019. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. near the westbound lanes of Santa Fe Avenue at Wallace Road, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported. A woman was walking in the area with her husband when they were both struck from behind by an oncoming Nissan that was driven by a 26-year-old resident of Livingston. The husband was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries described as moderate and non-life threatening. Sadly, his wife was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel. The Merced County Coroner’s Office has identified her as 77-year-old Maria Luna of Winton.

Two Killed in Rollover Accident Near Merced County

Two people were killed in a fiery rollover accident in Merced County on the morning of December 5, 2019. The crash occurred around 3:00 a.m. at the intersection of Franklin Road and Santa Fe Drive. Officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said four people were driving together on Santa Fe Drive when the driver, for unknown reasons, lost control of the car. This caused the vehicle to overturn several times and catch fire. Medical responders were called to the scene to transport a man to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. A woman was also taken to the hospital and was reported to be in critical condition. Sadly, the other two parties inside the vehicle passed away at the scene. Officials have withheld their identities until their families have been notified.

Man Killed in Merced County Pedestrian Accident

A Santa Rosa man was killed in a Merced County pedestrian accident on the night of November 11, 2019. The incident occurred along southbound Interstate 5 and Mercy Springs Road, just northwest of Los Banos. A man was driving a white GMC pickup truck on I-5 and pulled onto the shoulder of the roadway. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the left rear tire of the flatbed trailer he was towing was blown. Officials believe he stepped out of his vehicle to change his blown tire when he was hit by an unidentified car. Emergency personnel was called to the scene by other drivers passing by the incident. Upon the arrival of authorities, they found the man unconscious underneath the trailer and attempted to perform life-saving measures. Sadly, he passed away from his injuries. Officials have identified the decedent as 51-year-old Stanley Crossland of Santa Rosa.

One Dead in Fatal Merced Motorcycle Collision

On Friday, October 25, 2019, a Merced motorcycle collision left one person with fatal injuries. According to area California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers, the accident only involved a single vehicle and did not leave any other individuals with injuries. The decedent has been identified by Merced County Sheriff’s Department authorities as 28-year-old Hilmar resident Jacob McComb. An investigation into the accident is being conducted by CHP personnel.

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