Merced Pedestrian Accident Fatality
A Merced pedestrian accident fatality occurred on the evening of December 28 near 18th Street and G Street. A woman was walking in the area when she was hit by an oncoming vehicle at approximately 6:00 in the evening. The driver of the car involved reportedly fled the scene following the incident, leaving the woman behind to succumb to her injuries. Officials have identified the decedent as 50-year-old Natalia Wood of Merced.