Deadly Highway 59 Collision Leaves 2 Dead
Multiple vehicles collided in Merced County, leaving two dead.
The tragic accident took place just before 4:30 a.m. on Highway 59 at Furtado Road.
According to CHP, a semi-truck swerved and hit three vehicles as a result.
Investigators are still working to determine what may have caused the accident.
Unfortunately, two people died. Their names are being withheld at this time.
There were also traffic delays as crews worked at the scene.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
The crash remains under investigation.
Tips for after accident procedures:
- Always stop at the scene
- Call 911 if there are any injuries
- Get vehicle to safety if it is moveable, if it is not, put on hazards
- Exchange information with others involved and document everything
- Call 911 to report accident – they determine who was at fault
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 also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.