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Merced County, CA – Highway 165 Accident Ends in One Fatality

Highway 165 accident

Merced County, CA (August 21, 2018) – A 31-year-old Pittsburg man was identified in a Highway 165 accident that took his life. The accident happened on Saturday night.

The man was identified as Bryan Munoz, who lost his life in the accident around 7:30 p.m. The accident took place just south of the San Joaquin River. Munoz was driving a Kia southbound on Highway 165 when his vehicle crossed over into oncoming traffic and he collided head-on with a Peterbilt big rig.

By the time first responders were called to the scene, Munoz was deceased. The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as 50-year-old Raul Rangel. He received minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

At this time, an investigation into the matter continues.

Merced County Fatal Accident

Traffic accidents happen for a wide variety of reasons on our roadways including drowsy driving, speeding, drunk driving, and distracted driving. Car accidents can lead to consequences for drivers including serious to permanent injuries, lifelong rehabilitation, loss of income, and even fatalities. When a head-on collision takes place, you might find some of the most catastrophic injuries. These accident cases can be straightforward, but you should still have an attorney on your side throughout the difficult times.

At the Los Angeles Injury Group, we want to help in your time of need. Call us for more information on how to get started on your case at 310-954-7248.


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