On November 29th, 2018, at approximately 6:52 p.m. officers responded to a vehicle vs
pedestrian collision on West 16th Street and “K” Steet in Merced.
A witness was stopped for a pedestrian in the crosswalk when a red 2012 Toyota Sienna driving westbound on W. 16th passed him and collided with the pedestrian. The driver identified as 68-year-old Sara Melgoza Valenzuela stopped at the scene and was cooperative with officers.
Alcohol was not a factor in this collision. The victim a 71-year-old female was
transported to Doctor Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this collision to contact
The Merced Police Department Traffic Division at (209) 388-7719. The public can send
information via anonymous text messages to the police department by dialing “TIP411”
(847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.