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Fatal Car Collision on Carmel Valley Road Leaves Stacey Paz Killed and Milton Pineda-Vaceres Injured

CARMEL, CA (May 19, 2021) – A deadly car collision on Friday in Carmel claimed the life of Stacey Paz, and injured Milton Pineda-Vaceres.

The CHP stated that the accident took place on Carmel Valley and Rio Road around 9:30 p.m.

Afterwards, the two parties exited their respective vehicles to assess the incident.

However, due to the foggy and slippery road conditions, an oncoming vehicle struck Paz’s vehicle from behind.

As a result, the vehicle struck Stacey Paz and Milton Pineda-Vaceres, causing Paz to become pinned underneath.

Eventually, the paramedics arrived and pronounced Stacey Paz dead at the scene while they transported Pineda-Vaceres to Natividad Medical Center.

The police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.


No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Our deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Stacey Paz.


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