June 15, 2014

News & Notes

A 12-year-old boy who was driving a lawn mower died Saturday after a collision with a car near Livingston, the California Highway Patrol reported. The boy’s name has not been released. The crash was reported about noon on Westside Boulevard, west of Sultana Drive. The boy was driving a 2007 Ariens lawn mower, heading east on the south shoulder of Westside, according to Officer Moises Onsurez. Daniel Arroyo, 19, of Winton was driving a 1996 Ford Mustang, heading east about 75 mph on Westside, Onsurez said. According to CHP, the boy on the mower appears to have made a left turn onto the road from the shoulder. The right side of the Mustang struck the left side of the mower, the report said. The boy was taken to Emanuel Medical Center by ambulance. He was then flown to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, where he was pronounced dead at 4:42 p.m. Saturday. The driver of the Mustang and his passenger were unhurt. Alcohol was not a factor, Onsurez said; the crash remains under investigation.

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