Fatal Crash on Eastin Road in Merced County/Gustine
MERCED COUNTY, Calif. (August 31, 2018) — A big rig truck, a tractor and a Chevrolet Silverado pickup collided Friday morning in a fatal crash on Eastin Road, just north of Moorehead Road, according to a California Highway Patrol dispatch.
The collision was reported to the CHP about 5:58 a.m. this morning near Gustine. There were people injured in the crash and at least one person died. The Stanislaus County Fire Department was at the scene and their trucks were blocking the roadway. A closure was made on Eastin Road at Shiells.
At this time, there are few details provided about what happened. Police are piecing together evidence and witness statements to determine fault.
Merced County Crash Investigation
A full investigation into what caused this collision is underway. Police will piece together evidence and speak with witnesses to determine fault.
We extend our heartfelt prayers to anyone who was hurt or lost a loved one in this collision.
There are many steps that should be taken following a collision to ensure your legal rights are protected, but this can vary depending on the circumstances. If injuries are involved, it’s important to get medical help right away to document your injuries and ensure the best possible recovery. If someone has died, a wrongful death claim may be pursued by surviving family members.
We hope you are able to get the help you need, but if you would like our attorneys to review your case, call us at 855-703-4186 to request a free consultation.
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ORIGINAL CHP DISPATCH REPORT
Incident: 00061 Type: Fatality Location: 29013-30156 Eastin Rd Loc Desc: Lat/Lon: 37.284067 -121.067502
6:54 AM 15  COROADS ETA 35/40MIN ETA
6:48 AM 14  1039 CO RDS
6:44 AM 13  48-S1 INQ IF CO RDS NEEDS F/ CLOSURE W/ UNITS ON SCENE
6:43 AM 12  A48-055 97 FIRE HAS EASTIN CLOSED DOWN AT SHIELLS
6:15 AM 11  Address 29013-30156 Eastin Rd verified by Latitude / Longitude
6:04 AM 10  1039 RIGGS AND FIRE FOR 1022 [Shared]
6:04 AM 9  1039 OFC
6:03 AM 8  1039 CALFIRE [Shared]
6:02 AM 7  1039 STAN CO FIRE
6:02 AM 6  1039 AMR
6:00 AM 5  1125
6:00 AM 4  [Appended, 06:03:24]  1039 1141
6:00 AM 3  CHEV SLV VS BIG RIG
5:58 AM 2  [Appended, 06:03:24]  1125
5:58 AM 1  [Appended, 06:03:24]  SEMI TRK, FARM TRACTOR, PICKUP
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