Elderly Woman Killed in Truck Crash in Merced 

75-year-old Maria Zaragoza was killed in a two-vehicle collision last Thursday, September 8th. 

The Planada woman was a passenger in one of the involved vehicles that crashed on East Childs Avenue and Kibby Road. 

A truck was reportedly turning left when it collided with the vehicle that Zaragoza was in. The driver also suffered major injuries and was hospitalized. She was ID’d as Fedelina Gonzalez. 

Unfortunately, Zaragoza died at the scene. 

An active investigation remains underway.

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Maria Zaragoza. 

In 2020, studies showed that the state of California reported 3,723 motor-vehicle deaths which was an increase from 2019. 

In the U.S. one’s odds of dying in a car accident is around 1 in 107.

Always make sure to wear a seatbelt, obey traffic laws, and avoid distractions while driving.

If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.

Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.

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