Jesus Lopez, 24, Killed in Winton Car Crash at Mercedes and Shaffer
WINTON (October 9, 2018) – One was killed and two others were injured after a traffic collision in the area of Mercedes Avenue and Shaffer Road Monday morning, according to The Modesto Bee.
Merced County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased as 24-year-old Jesus Lopez, of Winton.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said 41-year-old Veronica Deleon was driving a 2014 Toyota Corolla east on Mercedes Avenue approaching a stop sign at the intersection with Shaffer Road when at the same time a 1989 Toyota pickup truck was going south on Shaffer approaching the same intersection.
Deleon turned right onto the south lane of Shaffer Road directly into the path of the pickup driven by 30-year-old Pedro Lopez Jr. who was traveling between 50 and 55 mph. Both are Winton residents.
Pedro Lopez Jr. and Woman Injured in Winston Crash
The truck collided with the right-front section of the Corolla and ultimately rolled over. The accident occurred at about 5:42 a.m.
CHP affirmed that Jesus Lopez was ejected from the pickup he was a passenger in at the time. He died as a result of the crash.
Meanwhile, Pedro Lopez was taken to Mercy Medical Center with minor injuries. One of three passengers in the Corolla, a 54-year-old Winton woman, sustained minor wounds but declined medical treatment.
The incident remains under investigation.
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A forensic examination of the Toyota pickup truck and the Toyota Corolla, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the liability in the deadly collision. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each party was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs were involved, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with the cars, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, its final resting position, skid marks, and gouge marks.
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