Mark Keach Killed in Merced County Crash on Vincent Road near Harding Road
Merced County, California (July 1, 2022) – The Merced County Sheriff Coroner’s Office has released the name of a man who died in a head-on collision on Tuesday morning near Delhi.
Mark Keach, 56, of Atwater, was killed in a collision that occurred at around 8:30 a.m. on Vincent Road near Harding Road, the California Highway Patrol said.
Mercedes Adams, 44, of Fort Wayne, was driving an Infiniti SUV southbound on Vincent Road when, for unknown reasons, her car went out of control and veered off the roadway.
CHP said that in an attempt to correct it, the SUV swerved into the northbound lanes and collided head-on with a Chevrolet Cruze driven by Keach.
Keach was killed in the crash while her passengers, Logan Keach, 21, and a 17-year-old boy with flown to the hospital with critical injuries.
Adams and her passenger, Jasmine Dontz, 20, of Fort Wayne, also suffered critical injuries and were airlifted to the hospital.
Police did not believe alcohol or drugs contributed to the collision.
The accident remains under investigation.
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