Disastrous Wrong-Way Collision on Highway 99 Kills 2 People [Merced County, CA]

Disastrous Wrong-Way Collision on Highway 99 Kills 2 People [Merced County, CA]

3 People Hurt in Fatal Fiery Crash on State Route 99

Merced County, CA (November 24, 2023) On Thursday morning, 22-year-old Modesto man and a 30-year-old female passenger was killed after a wrong-way collision on Highway 99.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal crash happened in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving on the southbound lanes of State Route 99.

Reports say that the Modesto man was driving a Hyundai northbound on the southbound lanes of the freeway, where his vehicle collided with a southbound SUV. The impact of the collision caused the SUV to overturn and burst into flames.

Officials say that the Modesto man and the front passenger in the SUV, identified as a 30-year-old woman, perished due to the crash.

Meanwhile, other occupants on the SUV were transported to a trauma center. The patients suffered major and minor injuries but are all expected to be ok.

Authorities are investigating the fiery crash and have not released additional information at this time.


Sweet Lawyers express sympathies to the bereaved families of the people who died in the wrong-way crash on Highway 99. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


What Can Happen After a Tragic Crash like the Wrong-Way Collision on Highway 99?

Serious accident cases similar to the fatal fiery crash on State Route 99 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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