Merced Police release name of second officer involved in fatal collision of pedestrian

The Merced Police Department has released the name of the second officer who was also involved in a fatal separate collision with a pedestrian this month.

The first collision occurred on April 7th, 2022, at around 10:03 p.m., at the intersection of G Street and East 15th Street.

In this collision, Officer Chase Wilson was driving a marked patrol vehicle on G Street when he struck 82-year-old Josefa Blandón of Merced, killing her. According to police, Wilson is a five-year veteran of the police department.

Officer Chase Wilson fatally hit and killed an 82-hear-old woman in Merced

The name of another officer involved in a separate fatal collision involving a pedestrian was also released to Merced Golden Wire News.

Officer David Flores has been with the department for about a year. Authorities said on April 10th, 2022, at around 5:12 a.m.,  Flores was responding to a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle on G Street near 18th Street.

Officer David Flores is the second officer who responded to a call after a man was hit by a vehicle on G and 18th Street, he also struck the person lying on the roadway.

When officer Flores arrived on the scene, he struck the pedestrian who was already lying on the roadway with his patrol vehicle.

The man who was struck died at the scene, his identity has not been released by the coroner’s office at the time of this post.

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