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Woman dies in hospital after car crash in Yuma

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Police say one person is dead after a two vehicle collision on Wednesday night.

Police received reports of a car crash around 8:30 p.m. on S. Frontage Road and Avenue 10E.

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The Yuma Police Department (YPD) said a 44-year-old woman driving a mustang failed to yield from the stop sign at Avenue 10E and crashed into a 1999 Ford E 350 van.

The 44-year-old was ejected from the vehicle.

Police at the scene tried saving the woman's life until the Yuma Fire Department arrived and took over.

Paramedics transferred the woman to the hospital, where she later passed away.

The driver of the van did not suffer any injuries.

This case is still under investigation. 

The Yuma Police Department encourages anyone with any information about this case to please call the Yuma Police Department at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.

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Mercedes Martinez joined the KSWT team as anchor/producer in October 2020. You can catch her on 13 On Your Side at 4:00pm.

Mercedes was born in San Diego and raised in the border-town of Calexico, California. She is an Imperial Valley native and definitely no stranger to Yuma county.

Mercedes began her journalism career at San Jose State University as she was a part of their campus newscast that aired every Friday, joined “El Espartano Noticias,” and was an on-air talent for the San Jose Film Festival in 2017. Her highlight during that time was the opportunity to interview actress, Jane Lynch.

Mercedes then continued her journey to CSU Sacramento and received her B.A in Journalism and minor in Communication Studies. She did an internship with Telemundo in Sacramento, which allowed her to gain experience and build relationships.

Mercedes believes that everyone has a story and should use their voice to tell it and inspire others.

Outside of work, Mercedes spends time with her friends and family. She is passionate about cooking, baking, traveling, playing guitar and writing songs.


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