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Lydia Arroyo Hit-and-Run Crash Merced 16th Street Highway 99

Lydia Arroyo Hit-and-Run Crash Merced 16th Street Highway 99

Lydia Arroyo hit-and-run Merced

Lydia Arroyo, 23, Killed in Merced Hit-and-Run on 16th Street Near Highway 99

MERCED, CA (July 26, 2021) – Lydia Arroyo was killed after a hit-and-run crash on 16th Street and Highway 99 in Merced.

The Sheriff Coroner’s Office identified the 23-year-old Merced woman as the victim of the collision which occurred last week on Thursday.

The incident began when Lydia Arroyo was walking on the East 16th Street off-ramp from northbound Highway 99 in Merced. At the same time, a vehicle was going north on the off-ramp.

Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle

The California Highway Patrol said for an unknown reason, the driver then struck her. The Merced Sun Star and Merced GW News wrote that the accident took place on July 11 at about 5:45 a.m.

Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived at the scene and found the pedestrian lying face up in the roadway. Lydia Arroyo sustained major injuries as a result of the Merced crash.

An air ambulance took her to the Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, where she later died. Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that the motorist did not stop to render aid to the woman and soon fled northbound.

The Merced hit-and-run crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information can call the CHP Merced Area Office at 209-356-6600 or after hours at 209-356-2900.


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