Merced Police: “Chaotic” Scene Ends with Erratic Driver Arrested for Murder

Merced Police: “Chaotic” Scene Ends with Erratic Driver Arrested for Murder

Ashley Sanders arrest photo (Credit: Merced PD Facebook)

MERCED — On March 19th at around 7 PM, Merced PD dispatch received several calls of a fight taking place in the area of Martin Luther King Boulevard and 19th Street.

Officers en route received additional information that a woman in a red car had just run over someone and struck several vehicles with her own car as she tried to flee the scene.

It wasn’t long before officers spotted a red 2013 Dodge Avenger at 19th and I that matched the description and was being driven by one Ashley Sanders (20). Sanders was the sole occupant of the vehicle, which had sustained considerable damage.

Officers also found a woman lying in the street that was in clear need of medical attention, whom witnesses informed them had been struck by Sanders. The young woman, local to the area, was later pronounced dead.

The scene was described by officers as “very chaotic.”

Sanders was taken into custody without incident and booked into Merced County Jail on homicide charges.

Merced Police: “Chaotic” Scene Ends with Erratic Driver Arrested for Murder was last modified: March 22nd, 2017 by admin
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