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Yountville Hit-And-Run Leaves Hipolita Perez Dead, 5 Injured

One killed and five injured in a wrong-way, hit-and-run collision in Yountville.

Yountville, CA (June 10, 2024) Shock and sadness blanketed the community of Yountville following a head-on collision on Friday, June 7th. The head-on collision claimed  46-year-old Hipolita Perez’s life and left five others with injuries, reports indicated. One of the drivers involved fled the scene following the accident on Silverado Trail. Officers reported that the tragic accident took place right around 4:20 p.m.

It was late on Friday afternoon in Yountville as vehicles traveled to and from destinations. A Toyota Sienna minivan was heading south on Silverado Trail with four passengers. For reasons that are still unknown to authorities, the minivan veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a BMW X3 SUV. The driver of the minivan immediately jumped out of the vehicle and fled the scene on foot, leaving his passengers behind.

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Paramedics arrived at the scene and found the four passengers in the minivan, three of them had sustained injuries and one passenger was found unresponsive. Nothing could be done, as she had been killed in the collision. She was identified as Hipolita Perez from Fairfield, according to reports. A 62-year-old passenger in the BMW was also injured in the collision. Paramedics took five people to hospitals in the area to receive treatment for injuries they had sustained during the accident.

officers are searching for the person who fled the accident on foot. The California Highway Patrol is leading this investigation and is determined to understand why the minivan drifted into oncoming traffic that afternoon. They are also determined to locate the driver who fled the scene.

All of us at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of Hipolita Perez following this fatal accident. If you or someone you care about has been affected by this collision, our team of legal experts is here to offer advice or simply answer any questions you might have. You can reach them at your convenience, day or night.


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