On Monday, February, 16, 2015, a hit and run accident took the lives of two people in Merced County. The vehicle collision occurred in the northbound lanes of Highway 99, near Sultana Drive, at about 9 AM.
The car accidents happened near Atwater, when a white or silver sedan was traveling north on Hwy 99, in the slow lane. The auto veered into the center lane and hit a Nissan Xterra, driven by Maninder Singh, of Laton.
The Xterra SUV overturned crossed the grassy median and came to rest in the southbound lanes.
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Then the silver/white car continued to drive down the freeway and hit another vehicle. A Nissan Versa, driven by Sedra Nadine Sigarroa, of Merced. The impact caused the Versa to drive into the southbound lanes too, but the vehicle did not roll over.
The sedan then fled the scene, and the hit and run driver is still at large.
Maninder Singh, suffered major injuries. He was taken to Memorial Medical in Modesto. There were three passengers in his vehicle; Javir Kaur and Nirbhai Singh, were thrown from the Xterra. Kaur died at the scene of the accident, while Nirbhai received serious injuries. He was airlifted to Doctors Medical Center, in Modesto.
The front passenger in Singh’s Sport Utillity Vehicle; Kewal Singh, 72 years old, was also pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Sigarroa was not hurt.