A woman died and two Winton residents suffered major injuries in a three-vehicle crash Friday afternoon in rural Merced County.
California Highway Patrol received responded to the collision near Walnut Avenue and Sultana Drive outside of Livingston just before 2 p.m., Officer Moises Onsurez said.
A 39-year-old Merced woman driving a 2002 Chevy Impala heading north at the intersection left the stop sign and collided with a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant driven by a woman. The Galant was pushed into oncoming traffic from the impact and collided head-on with a 2001 Dodge Dakota.
The woman in the Galant, which was registered to an owner in Winton, was pronounced dead at the scene by Riggs Ambulance, Onsurez said.
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The two people in the Dakota, a Winton man and woman, both 52, suffered major injuries. The male driver was flown to a local hospital, and the woman was transported by ambulance to a hospital.
The woman driving the Impala, along with her 50-year-old male passenger, were not injured.
Walnut Avenue was closed temporarily while crews worked to clear the debris.