Fernando Duran-Ortiz Injured in Highway 132 Collision
Investigators are working to determine liability regarding a two-vehicle collision that occurred in Tracy Thursday afternoon.
According to reports, the accident took place on Highway 132 around 3:40 p.m. on March 17th.
Fernando Duran-Ortiz was traveling east in a GMC Yukon before colliding with a Ford Focus, driven by Michael Maciel, 71.
Ortiz suffered minor injuries and sadly Maciel died upon impact.
Michael Maciel was also the former mayor of Tracy, California.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Michael Maciel.
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.
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