Merced County, CA – Authorities Identify Woman Killed during Deadly Collision with Semi-Truck on Henry Miller Road near Delta Road
Merced County, CA (August 21, 2018) – As of today, authorities have provided updated information concerning the woman who died during a deadly collision with a semi-truck on Henry Miller Road, in the vicinity of Delta Road. The violent accident occurred at approximately 3:30 PM in the afternoon on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Officials have identified the deceased victim as 60-year old San Jose resident Carmen Torres.
According to the report from the California Highway Patrol, Torres had been driving a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder east down Henry Miller Road when, for indeterminate reasons, she swerved off the road. At some point, Torres turned her vehicle back on the main road and slide into the westbound section. During the course correction, Torres plowed into the rear end of a semi truck’s tractor-trailer, and, ultimately, the Nissan was torn in half.
CHP officers confirmed Torres was sent to Memorial Medical Center in Los Banos, where she died sometime later.
Officials also affirmed the truck driver, 47-year old Hanford resident Frank Diaz, did not sustain injuries.
Presently, the CHP has assumed authority over the ongoing investigation. As more evidence continues to surface, more information will be released to public sources.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and our deepest condolences to the members of Carmen Torres’ family and wish them strength and peace of mind during this difficult, tragic time.
Fatal Car and Truck Collision in Merced County
Based on the information provided by CHP, officials are unsure of why Torres swerved off the road and plowed into the rear of a semi-truck. As part of the ongoing investigation, officials will consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, recklessness, or distracted driving played any role in the events leading up to the crash. Likewise, forensic teams will inspect the vehicles and examine photos of the crash to determine if mechanical issues or system failure contributed to the crash in any way.
Once the case is resolved, the members of Torres’ family may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive compensation for the tragic loss of a loved one, funeral expenses, and additional unfortunate circumstances.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
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Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
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