Three Killed in Wrong-Way Collision near Franklin Road

MERCED, CA (August 11, 2022) – Sunday morning, a head-on crash on Santa Fe Drive claimed the lives of David Faulkner, Jenny Faulkner, and Amandeep Toor.

The accident occurred just before 6:00 a.m., near the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and Franklin Road.

Investigators say the incident involved a Jeep Patriot, driven by a David and a 2017 Nissan Rogue, driven by Amandeep.

According to reports, one of the vehicles crossed into oncoming lanes and collided head-on with the other car.

Due to the impact of the collision, both drivers and passenger 33-year-old Jenny were pronounced dead at the scene. The drivers were later identified as 33-year-old David, of Merced and 38-year-old Amandeep, of Atwater.

Following preliminary investigations, police suspect that alcohol played a factor. However, further circumstances surrounding the deadly crash remain unclear.


The team at Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies out to the friends and family of David Faulkner, Jenny Faulkner, and Amandeep Toor during this difficult time.


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