Elderly woman struck by Merced Police vehicle dies, CHP says

An elderly Hispanic woman hit by a marked Merced Police Patrol unit Thursday night dies, according to the Merced area California Highway Patrol.

CHP responded to the area of G Street and West 15th Street at around 10:05 after receiving a call from the Merced Police Department regarding an on-duty police officer who had struck a pedestrian.

Authorities say the woman was crossing the roadway when she was struck by a Merced Police marked patrol car traveling Southbound on G Street, CHP Seargent Villegas told Merced Golden Wire News.

The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene, the collision remains under investigation.

The Officer has been placed on paid
administrative leave pending the conclusion of the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact
California Highway Patrol Officer Jorgenson at
(209) 356-6600.

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