30-year-old woman found dead on highway 99 in Delhi identified

On April 13, 2019, at approximately 1:06 p.m., Merced California Highway Patrol units responded to a call of a female lying face down on the grass-dirt shoulder of southbound State Route Highway 99, south of South Avenue in Delhi.

The female victim, later identified as 30-year-old Nicole Stefanie Newbold from Modesto, was pronounced deceased by Riggs paramedics.

The investigation has determined that Newbold was involved in a hit and run collision.  Units at the scene discovered a broken passenger side mirror matching a 2006-2009 model Honda Civic.

The passenger side mirror has a black outer casing.  It is possible that the Honda Civic has damage to the passenger side windshield and/or passenger side “A” pillar.

The California Highway Patrol is looking for assistance with identifying the Honda Civic and the driver involved in this fatal collision.

If you have any information regarding this collision, please contact the Merced Area Office.

Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.: (209) 356-6600

Merced Communications Center
After hours: (209) 356-2900

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