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Fatal Crash Shaffer Road and Mercedes Avenue Near Atwater in Merced County (Jan. 10)

 Fatal Crash Shaffer Road and Mercedes Avenue Near Atwater in Merced County (Jan. 10)1 Dead, 3 Hurt in Crash at Shaffer Road and Mercedes Ave

MERCED COUNTY, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2019) — A 65-year-old man died and three were hurt following a head-on collision at Shaffer Road and Mercedes Avenue, according to a California Highway Patrol report.

The crash was reported at 6:13 a.m. between at least two vehicles. There may have been one or two other vehicles involved as well. A news report stated that the man who died was driving an SUV that was heading north on Shaffer Road in Dense fog. The driver was passing a car ahead of him when he crashed into an oncoming vehicle. The man who died and three others were taken to a hospital. It’s unknown how badly the others were hurt in the crash.

The California Highway Patrol is heading up the investigation.

Merced County Accident Investigation

Police are reviewing the facts of this accident and will officially determine fault. At this time, it appears the driver in the SUV may be at fault for passing when it was not safe to do so due to the weather conditions.

Our condolences go out to the family of the person who died and our prayers to those injured.

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CHP 911 DISPATCH REPORT

Incident: 00063 Type: Fatality Location: Shaffer Rd / Mercedes Ave Loc Desc: BTWN SHAW Lat/Lon: 37.411192 -120.594827
Detail Information
7:39 AM 17 [42] 64-D1 29 ON 8EPK691 – 1124 VEH AT SCENE, NOT RELATED TO TC
7:32 AM 16 [39] ETA FOR CO ROADS IS 15 MIN
7:31 AM 15 [38] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 MERCED CITY TOW 209-383-7700
7:31 AM 14 [37] 1039 64-S2 LN 35
7:29 AM 13 [36] 64-S2 REQ CO RDS ETA
7:25 AM 12 [34] 64-S5 2 EVIDENCE TOW 1185
7:03 AM 11 [33] 1039 CO RDS
7:00 AM 10 [30] 1039 CORONER
6:52 AM 9 [25] A64-003 REQG CO ROAD FOR LONG TERM CLOSURE
6:44 AM 8 [21] 1039 CO RDS
6:37 AM 7 [20] A64-003 REQG CO ROAD FOR 1185 AT SHAFFER/PALM
6:28 AM 6 [18] A64-002 TRAFFIC IS BACKED UP PAST PALM FOR RESPONDING UNITS NOT TO COME IN TO QUICKLY
6:28 AM 5 [17] A64-003 JNO PALM VEHS ON E AND W SHOULDERS
6:14 AM 4 [12] 1039 CALFIRE [Shared]
6:13 AM 3 [4] 1125
6:13 AM 2 [2] 3-4 VEHS INVD
6:13 AM 1 [5] [Appended, 06:14:03] [1] TWO VEHS INVD
Unit Information
6:15 AM 21 Unit Assigned
6:15 AM 20 Unit Enroute
6:29 AM 19 Unit At Scene

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