Marylne Vidales Killed, Ivan Andrade Arrested in Los Banos Hit-and-Run Accident
LOS BANOS, CA (March 13, 2019) — One person died and four others sustained injuries following a horrific car crash on Sunday, March 10.
Merced County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office identified the victim on Tuesday as a 19-year-old Marylne Vidales of Los Banos.
The accident occurred at around 4:00 a.m. on the Pacheco Boulevard section of Highway 152 near 11th St.
According to the police, a Nissan Pathfinder with four occupants made a left turn and then a Dodge Charger going over 100 miles per hour broadsided the Pathfinder.
The force of crash caused the SUV to rip in half, killing a passenger and causing major injuries to the other three people.
Vidales died at the scene. Emergency responders then rushed the driver and the two other passengers in the Pathfinder to Modesto-area hospitals.
The suspected driver of the Charger fled the scene with a passenger pinned inside the vehicle. Officers later identified him as 21-year-old Ivan Andrade of Los Banos.
Detectives tracked Andrade to his home where they arrested him. They charged him with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and hit-and-run involving injury or death.
Authorities believed alcohol is a factor in the collision and additional charges are expected.
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