DUI driver flee­ing crash in Merced crashes into a tree, po­lice say

Merced Sun-Star - - Community - BY THAD­DEUS MILLER tmiller@mer­ced­sun-star.com

A woman rear-ended a ve­hi­cle in Merced be­fore try­ing to flee and crash­ing head-on into a tree on Mon­day, po­lice said.

The woman, whose name has not been re­leased, was driv­ing a truck while in­tox­i­cated and hit a Honda about 5:15 p.m. while stop­ping at the north­bound stop sign at Olive Av­enue and McKee Road, ac­cord­ing to Sgt. Emily Fos­ter.

The woman in the Honda pulled over be­fore the woman in the truck tried to speed off, po­lice said. The truck made it to Sil­ver­ado Av­enue be­fore the woman struck a tree at the in­ter­sec­tion of McKee.

The woman in the truck com­plained of pain to her face, while the woman in the Honda hurt her neck, po­lice said. Nei­ther of their in­juries are ex­pected to be life-threat­en­ing, po­lice said.

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