One Dies in Merced County Accident on Highway 99 near Applegate Road

Merced County Accident
One Dies in Merced County Accident on Highway 99 near Applegate Road

Merced County, California (May 16, 2022) – One person was killed in a suspected DUI collision early Monday morning in Merced County, according to California Highway Patrol.

The incident took place on Highway 99 north of Applegate Road.

A 28-year-old driver reportedly slammed into a piece of construction equipment in the area.

That driver died following the collision. Her name was not immediately released.

Alcohol is suspected to have played a role in the incident.

An investigation into the collision is ongoing.

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