May 8, 2021 – Hilmar, California: Khloie and Melanie Valdez were killed in a head-on collision Saturday. Khloie, a 9-year-old from Stevinson, and her mother, Melanie Valdez, were killed on northbound Highway 165 per the Merced County Sheriff Coroner’s Office.
On Saturday, May 8 shortly after 11:00 am, California Highway Patrol said Melanie Valdez was traveling with her daughter in a 2006 Kia Rio when she attempted a right turn and lost control of her vehicle, swerving to the right, then overcorrecting back to the left before colliding into a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado.
Neither Khloie nor Melanie were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident causing them to both be ejected by the impact. Unfortunately, they were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The Chevrolet’s occupants were all taken to the hospital for emergency medical treatment.
The crash remains under investigation.
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