Turlock Teen Dies after Two-Vehicle Crash on Angelus Street near West Avenue South
TURLOCK, CA (October 12, 2019) – A Turlock teen lost her life in a two-vehicle crash on Angelus Street, Saturday evening.
According to the Turlock Police Department, the incident happened at about 5:00 PM. A westbound vehicle had stopped for a two-way sign on Angelus Street. At the same time, an SUV was traveling down West Avenue South and did not have a stop sign.
The sedan then went through the intersection. There, the SUV crashed into the passenger side of the sedan.
Bystanders rendered aid to the 17-year-old sedan driver, who later regained consciousness at the scene. Her passenger, another 17-year-old girl, was pinned in the sedan and firefighters had to extricate her.
Emergency responders airlifted the victims to a local hospital with serious injuries. Unfortunately, the passenger, identified as Thaily Gutierrez, died a few hours after the incident. Meanwhile, the sedan driver remains in stable but serious condition.
The SUV driver, identified as an 18-year-old man, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Authorities ruled out alcohol and drugs as factors in the fatal crash. However, they believe that speed played a role in the incident.
Anyone with additional information can call Officer Jake Young at (209) 668-1200. To remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and be eligible for a cash reward.
We at Sweet Lawyers offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Thaily Gutierrez. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this trying time. May she rest in peace.
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