Planada woman killed in Kibby Road crash
A woman out Planada was killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle collision on Kibby Road, the authorities said Merced Police Department. The incident happened around 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2022 on Kibby Road and East Childs Avenue, officials said.
Details of the Kibby Road crash that killed a Planada woman
A preliminary report revealed that a PG&E vehicle dubbed the Dodge Ram was involved in an accident involving a Scion xB. Merced PD stated that the Scion was traveling west on East Childs Avenue while the PG&E truck was traveling east. The Dodge driver was escorted to a nearby PG&E facility, officials said.
Officials said the Dodge driver was trying to make a left onto Kibby Road when the left front of the Scion collided with the right front of the pickup. The force of the collision caused severe damage to the front end of the Scion, authorities said. The Dodge driver, a 35-year-old Manteka Man, was transported to the hospital as a precaution. Officials said the Dodge driver reported no major injuries.
The Scion driver, a 67-year-old woman from Planada, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital to be treated for her serious injuries. Unfortunately, a Scion passenger, Maria Zaragoza, 75, of Planada, was pronounced dead at the scene. Additional information regarding the fatal two-vehicle accident on East Childs Avenue in Merced County was not immediately provided due to an ongoing investigation.
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