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John Harris Fatal Merced Head-on Rollover Crash Yosemite Ave, Kibby Road

Fatal Rollover Crash Yosemite and Kibby Intersection

MERCED COUNTY, Calif. (May 29, 2018) –  John Harris, 40, has been identified by his family as one of three men who died Tuesday morning following a head- crash at E. Yosemite Avenue and Kibby Road, a California Highway Patrol.

The collision took place about 9:34 a.m. between two vehicles.

It’s unknown at this time whether Harris was the 40-year-old Atwater man police say was driving the Nissan Sentra involved in the crash. Maria Pitman ID’d Harris on Facebook as one of the victims. He is the father of her son, Sergio Harris.  That vehicle reportedly attempted to pass slower-moving vehicles and crashed head-on into a Honda Civic driven by a 46-year-old Merced man.

The two drivers died at the scene and both of their passengers were injured. It’s possible that Harris was instead the passenger in the Nissan, but this has not been confirmed. That man died at the hospital.

A woman in her 70s who was a passenger in the Honda was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of major injuries.

The Honda had major front-end damage and the Nissan had major damage all over as it overturned.

Fatal Accident Investigation

Police are investigating this collision to determine the cause and liability. At this time, it’s apparent that the driver who attempted to pass the truck and crashed into the other motorist will be considered at fault.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families of all those who died at this difficult time.

If a negligent driver or another entity is at fault for a collision resulting in injuries to you or a loved one, there may be grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While this is always a personal decision, for many the financial losses associated with a traffic accident are significant.

If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.

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