Maria Elena Chavez de Chavez Fatal Salinas Crash on Alisal Road

 Maria Elena Chavez de Chavez Fatal Salinas Crash on Alisal Road

Woman, 67, Identified as Crash Victim

SALINAS, Calif. (May 22, 2024) — Maria Elena Chavez de Chavez, 67, of Salinas, died in a hit-and-run crash early Wednesday morning in Salinas at Alisal Road and Hartnell Road.

The two-vehicle collision occurred at around 6:17 a.m. on May 22nd, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officials reported the driver of gray Nissan Altima overturned in a collision with a white GMC Yukon. The pickup truck went off the roadway during the collision.

The southbound Nissan was making a left-hand turn from Alisal Road when the southbound GMC attempted to pass the car and collided with the Nissan.

Paramedics responded and confirmed the death of the 67-year-old Salinas woman from the Nissan at the scene. She was later identified as Maria Elena Chavez de Chavez by the coroner. The 68-year-old man driving the Nissan sustained a major head injury and was hospitalized.

Meanwhile, the driver from the GMC fled the scene and has not been found.

Tow trucks removed the vehicles for evidence and investigators are working to determine fault for the Salinas crash on Alisal Road.

If you were injured or have lost a loved one in a traffic accident, Johnson Attorneys Group can help. Attorney James Johnson can answer your legal questions, as well as help you determine if you have a claim against a negligent driver. If you would like an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for you, please call 1-(855) 703-4186 to request a free case review.

Source: CHP Incident: 0028

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