Lloyd Riggen Killed, Angelo Machado Injured in Highway 59 Crash near Freitas Avenue in Merced
Merced, California (October 19, 2021) – A driver who was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 59 in Merced on Saturday has been identified as Lloyd Riggen, 80, of San Jose.
The deadly crash happened just after 8:30 p.m. October 16, on Highway 59 near Freitas Avenue.
The California Highway Patrol established that Riggen was driving a 2001 Mercedes northbound on Highway 59 when he drifted into the opposite lane and collided head-on with an oncoming 2018 Dodge Ram.
San Jose Man Killed in Collision on Highway 59 in Merced Identified
Riggen died at the scene of the accident, according to the Merced County Sheriff Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the Dodge, 53-year-old Angelo Machado of El Nido, suffered moderate injuries in the accident and was transported to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto for treatment.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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