Woman Killed, Two Injured in Fiery Collision Near Hulen Road

MERCED COUNTY, CA (July 11, 2023) – Saturday afternoon, a four-vehicle crash on Highway 33 involving Jonathan Cerna and Francis Llamas left a woman dead.

The collision occurred around 1:50 p.m. along southbound Highway 33, just south of Hulen Road.

According to reports, an Audi traveling southbound on southbound Highway 33 made an unsafe lane change. The maneuver caused four vehicles to become involved in a collision. Meanwhile, the Audi did not sustain any damage and the driver of the Audi fled the scene without stopping to render aid to the others involved in the crash.

Emergency crews arrived shortly after and pronounced a woman, who was driving a 2018 Kia, dead at the scene. Paramedics then transported 20-year-old Jonathan Cerna and his 17-year-old female passenger to Memorial Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

Additionally, 41-year-old Francisco Llamas, of Moss Landing was driving a 2020 Ford, was also involved in the accident. He reported no injuries.

At this time, the CHP is searching for the Audi driver. Those with further information about the Highway 33 four-vehicle crash are asked to contact the Los Banos CHP at (209) 826-3811.

The Sweet James team sends their warm and sincerest sympathies out to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one and the love of your family give you strength in the days ahead.

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