An elderly motorist was killed and two others received moderate to minor injuries in a Saturday evening T-bone collision in the 200 block of North Union Road just north of West Center Street.
The crash occurred as the sun was setting prompting investigators to weigh it as a possible contributing factor.
Manteca Police officer Daniel Skrimager was on patrol shortly after 6:30 p.m. and came upon the two-vehicle collision between a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country van and a 2016 Nissan Sentra. The driver of the van, a 91-year-old Manteca resident, was reportedly traveling westbound in the parking lot of an apartment complex at that location and pulled her car out into the northbound lane of North Union Road and into the path of a northbound vehicle and was struck in the area of the left front fender.
Sgt. Stephen Schluer said he arrived within the first minute and found the elderly driver still conscious but not totally alert. As Manteca Fire Department medics arrived she lost consciousness and became unresponsive, he said. Fire medics began CPR that was taken over by the Manteca Ambulance crew.
She was transported to San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp along with the 38-year-old driver of the Sentra and a female 44-year-old passenger, both of Manteca. The 91-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Traffic officer John Machado is the lead investigator of the crash scene.
Alcohol has been determined to not have been a factor in the crash. Investigators were on the scene until about 10 p.m. Saturday night.
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