Hit-and-Run Collision Kills Woman in Merced 

Authorities are still in search of the hit-and-run suspect that killed Shantel Hamilton in Merced Monday night.

The incident occurred just after 9 p.m. at the intersection of 26th and G Streets on June 6th. 

Hamilton, 36, of Merced, was riding a scooter when a BMW 5 Series struck her and drove away. 

Paramedics performed CPR on the woman and rushed her to the hospital with major injuries.

Sadly, she died later on. 

If anyone has information on the accident please contact Officer McKeeman at (209) 388-7752. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Shantel Hamilton. 

According to statistics, 20% of pedestrian fatalities include fleeing drivers. 68% of those killed in hit-and-run crashes are pedestrians and bicyclists. 

In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.

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.

If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.

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