Horrific Traffic Collision on Highway 140 Leaves Man Dead [Merced County, CA]

Horrific Traffic Collision on Highway 140 Leaves Man Dead [Merced County, CA]

Injuries Reported in Fatal Head-On Crash near Lincoln Boulevard

Merced County, CA (November 17, 2023) On Tuesday evening, a 32-year-old man from Atwater lost his life in a tragic traffic collision on Highway 140.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal head-on crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. in the area of Highway 140, east of Lincoln Boulevard.

Reports say that a 32-year-old man driving a 2008 Volkswagen Golf veered to the left and directly in the path of a 2016 semi-truck driven by a 69-year-old man from Hilmar.

Officials say that the Volkswagen collided head on with the big rig, the crash killed the driver of the Volkswagen, while a 23-year-old from Atwater, was a right front passenger on the Golf, sustained major injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the big rig driver complained of pain and injuries, however he declined medical treatment and stayed at the scene and cooperated with officials.

Authorities are investigating the fatal crash.


Sweet Lawyers expresses sympathies to the families of the deceased in the traffic collision on Highway 140 Our hearts are with you through these trying times. We also wish the injured parties quick recoveries.


What Can Happen After a Tragic Crash like the Traffic Collision on Highway 140?

Serious accident cases similar to the fatal head-on crash near Lincoln Boulevard, may call for a separate investigation.

Furthermore, a lawyer will make sure victims are not cheated of the proper compensation they are owed.

“We can secure evidence in your favor, request additional information, get vital eyewitness accounts, and review insurance coverage you are entitled to that may not be common knowledge,” says Mark Sweet, an award-winning attorney at Sweet Lawyers.

Let Sweet Lawyers Help You Get Justice

If you’re looking for a trusted traffic crash attorney, turn to Sweet Lawyers. We have over 40 years of experience in the legal field, and we will fight to achieve the justice and compensation you and your family deserve.

Sweet Lawyer attorneys and experienced professional legal teams have dealt with cases including auto accidents.

Call our offices today at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation at a location nearest you. Thus, for your convenience, you can contact us 24/7 by email, online chat, and text message.

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