July 31, 2014- A head-on vehicle collision ends in a fatality, in Merced. The deadly accident occurred on Thursday, at about 1 AM.
A woman was driving west in a 2003 Ford Focus, on El Capitan Way, when her car veered into the oncoming lane. The Focus hit a 2004 Ford F-250 pickup truck head-on. The impact of the collision caused the car to burst into flames.
After the collision, the driver of the pickup truck fled on foot. The victim was seriously injured and died minutes later at the scene of the accident.