Farm Tractor Involved Head-On Collision Kills 50-Year-Old Martina Valdez

MERCED COUNTY, CA (September 30, 2021) – Wednesday morning, a head-on collision with a farm tractor took the life of Martina Valdez.

According to the investigators, the incident occurred around 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Plazzo Road and Turner Island Road.

Officers responded to reports of a head-on collision between a 2015 Chevrolet Spark and a 2015 Challenger Farm Tractor.

As a result, Martina Valdez was tragically killed in the collision.

Eventually, authorities blocked both directions of the road for cleanup and preliminary investigation.

Meanwhile, California Highway Patrol stated that neither drugs or alcohol were a contributing factor in the collision but an active investigation remains ongoing.


Sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Martina Valdez. Thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.


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