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Atwater Fatal Car Accident at Shaffer Road and Palm Avenue; Uziel Martinez Injured

1 Killed, Uziel Martinez Injured in Head-On Crash at Shaffer Road and Palm Avenue

Atwater Fatal Car Accident at Shaffer Road and Palm Avenue; Uziel Martinez Injured


DATE OF COLLISION: Thursday, January 10th

January 12, 2019 – One person was killed after two vehicles collided head-on at the intersection of Shaffer Road and Palm Avenue Thursday morning, according to Merced Sun-Star.

Preliminary investigation revealed 19-year-old Uziel Martinez, of Merced, was driving a 2007 GMC Yukon heading north on Shaffer Road. As per the article, Martinez moved into the southbound lane while attempting to pass a Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a 43-year-old Atwater man. While in the southbound lane, Martinez reportedly collided head-on into a Toyota Camry.

Deadly Head-On Crash in Atwater, January 10

The impact resulted in fatal injuries to the driver of the Toyota, officials said. The identity of the deceased remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin.

Meanwhile, three occupants in the GMC Yukon, involving Martinez, were transported by ground ambulance to a Modesto area hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

At this time, no other details have been yet released. The investigators handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the fatal accident.

We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of the deceased as they search for peace and comfort.

J Johnson

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