The Merced California Highway Patrol was dispatched to a traffic collision at the intersection of Dwight Way and Longview Avenue on July 9, 2024, at 1:52 p.m.

According to CHP officer Eric Zuniga, a 33-year-old man was driving a 2010 Chevy Malibu southbound on Dwight Way, approaching Longview Avenue and coming towards a Stop sign. Meanwhile, a 61-year-old female driving a 2007 Chevy Impala was traveling eastbound on Longview, approaching the intersection with no Stop sign. At this time, the male driver of the Chevy Malibu failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with the female driver of the Chevy Impala.

Both drivers were injured. The female driver experienced shoulder pain and was taken to a hospital by ambulance, while the male driver was airlifted to Doctors Medical Center with major injuries.