Two-Vehicle Crash near Christian Avenue Kills Two Dos Palos ResidentsDOS PALOS, CA (July 26, 2023) – Thursday night, a two-vehicle crash on Highway 33 claimed the lives of Rosie Lee Mayes and David Isaac Robbins. Officers responded to the deadly collision around 9:45 p.m. along southbound Highway 33, just south of Christian Avenue. Based on the initial investigation, a northbound 2020 Honda went over the southbound lanes of Highway 33 to pass another vehicle. Police believed that the Honda driver was driving with disabled headlights. As a result, the Honda collided head-on with a southbound 2015 Nissan traveling at an unknown rate of speed. Tragically, both drivers sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The Merced County Sheriff’s coroner’s office identified the deceased driver as 75-year-old Rosie Lee Mayes and 18-year-old David Isaac Robbins. Both victims were determined to be Dos Palos residents. The California Highway Patrol ruled out drugs or alcohol to be a factor in the collision. Anyone who witnessed the fatal crash is encouraged to contact the CHP Los Banos area office at 209-826-3811.
No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the families and friends of Rosie Lee Mayes and David Isaac Robbins.
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