Lawrence Verdin Jr., 43, Killed in Car Crash on Highway 99
DATE OF COLLISION: Sunday, December 30st
January 3, 2019 – The 43-year-old Atwater man killed in a car accident on Highway 99 over the weekend has been identified as Lawrence Verdin Jr., according to Merced Sun-Star.
On December 30, Sunday, Verdin was driving a 2015 Ford Fiesta heading south on Highway 99 at West 16th Street. For reasons still under investigation, Verdin veered off the roadway and ended up crashing into a pillar in the area and caught fire.
Deadly Car Accident in Merced Sunday, Dec 30
Emergency teams arrived at the scene around 10:44 a.m. and found the vehicle engulfed in flames. Emergency responders performed CPR to the driver, later identified as Verdin, but the man was pronounced dead at the location.
No other details were immediately released. Investigators handling the case continue to work to determine liability in the deadly accident.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, our prayers, and condolences to the family members of Mr. Lawrence Verdin Jr. as they search for peace and comfort.