Woman Pronounced Dead after High-Speed Crash near Highway 59

MERCED COUNTY, CA (June 2, 2022) – Sunday morning, Ana Meraz was killed in a high-speed accident on East Mission Avenue.

Around 11:29 p.m., Adrian Meraz failed to stop at the intersection of Highway 59 and Mission Avenue.

As a result, the 2016 Ford Fusion driven by Meraz, collided with a southbound 2017 Toyota Tacoma, driven by Reynaldo Vasquez. Investigators say both vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed.

As a result of the impact, 30-year-old Ana Meraz, of Merced, suffered life-threatening injuries. Paramedics rushed her to Merced Medical Center, where she later died.

The sons of the Meraz couple were in the back seat of the Ford Fusion at the time. Adrian Meraz, Vasquez, and the children sustained minor injuries.

Speed is currently suspected to be a factor in the collision. However, an active investigation is still underway.

The team at Sweet James offers their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May you find comfort and strength during this time.

The death of a family member after a car accident is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that no amount of money can make up for the tragic loss of a loved one. However, it is important that the family understands and protects their rights. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that legal issues impose challenges to those involved. They are here to help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the concerns and needs of your family. Call their office today to find out how they can help you at (800) 975-3435. Click here to request a police report.

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