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August 13 wrongful death at Highway 140 and Whitworth in Merced County

On August 13  one man was killed in an accident a the intersection of Highway 140 and Whitworth Road in western Merced County. According to reports the man was southbound on Whitworth Road approaching Highway 140 when he failed to stop at a stop sign. Hector Flores Sanchez was driving his big rig pulling a trailer eastbound on Highway 140 when he hit the victim’s vehicle. Sanchez said he saw the vehicle and attempted to brake but was not able to stop in time. The driver of the southbound vehicle died at the scene of the accident.