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Two Nevada Union Students Killed in Valley Crash

Two Nevada Union students have been killed, and one injured in a car crash in Merced County. Officer Shannon Stiers with the Los Banos Office of the Highway Patrol, says it happened shortly before noon yesterday, when 21 year-old Sabrina Distura crossed over the wide median on Interstate 5 near Mercy Springs Road…

Listen to Shannon Stiers 1

That 17 year-old driver was Tyler Nielsen–a senior at N-U. One of his passengers, Justin Gardner, who is a sophomore, was airlifted out…

Listen to Shannon Stiers 2

The other passenger, 16 year-old Dawson Fay, was also hospitalized, but is expected to recover. Stiers says the car driven by Nielsen was the middle car of a three-car caravan, with one of the parents driving the lead car…

Listen to Shannon Stiers 3

Distura was injured and taken to the hospital. She’s also been arrested for Felony D-U-I, and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.


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