Another weekend crash leaves one dead, two injured

On 08-19-2017 at 3:42 am, a 27 year-old male driver, later identified as David Brunei of Merced, was driving a Ford Expedition traveling southbound on Turner Island Rd. For unknown reasons, he left the roadway onto the west shoulder, causing the vehicle to go airborne over the irrigation canal and landing upside down on a bridge. Brunie was pinned in the vehicle and extricated by fire personnel. He was pronounced deceased a short time later by RIGGS Ambulance. There were two other occupants in the vehicle that were ejected. They were transported to Modesto via air ambulance. Their current conditions are unknown.

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