MERCED, CA – A grey Cadillac hit an embankment this evening around 4:27 pm in the area of Santa Fe and Burchell. The Merced County Sheriff’s office, CHP, and Riggs were called to the scene and found two people who were ejected from the vehicle and one of them was laying on the right hand shoulder not moving. The coroner was also called to the scene and the person was declared deceased.
One witness stated she saw “a lot of field workers standing by the highway patrols cars shaking, and crying.” Officers were also seen taking photos and processing the scene of the accident.
The identity of the victim has not been released pending notification of next of kin.