Suspect in hit-in-run incident dies in Atwater

On 8/19/2017 a Merced man was killed Saturday night after he apparently struck at least two vehicles, and then crashed into a canal off Avenue One in Atwater. Emergency responders tried to perform life-saving medical help, but were unsuccessful. The 59-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. Several empty beer cans were found inside the vehicle according to police.


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