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At least 1 person killed, 4 with significant injuries in Highway 152, Merced County crash

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At least one person has been killed in a traffic collision on Pacheco Boulevard in Los Banos.

Los Banos Police Cmdr. Jason Hedden confirmed investigators were at the scene of the fatal Merced County crash that occurred at about 3:45 a.m. Sunday.

Few details were available Sunday.

“Sadly, this accident resulted in the loss of a life and other significant injuries,” Hedden said, referring to an additional four people injured in the collision. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those involved.”

Additional information on the crash was pending an ongoing investigation.

Pacheco Boulevard, the stretch of Highway 152 in Los Banos, was shut down after the early morning collision. The roadway opened up before noon, Hedden said.

Vikaas Shanker is an award-winning reporter covering education, crime and courts for the Merced Sun-Star and Los Banos Enterprise. After growing up in Naperville, Illinois and graduating from the University of Kansas, he reported in several Chicago suburbs before moving to Merced County in 2016.
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