Andres Jimenez Killed in Hughson Collision on Whitmore Avenue near Waring Road
Hughson, California (September 14, 2022) – Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office has identified Andres Jimenez, 21, of Denair, as the man who died in a multi-vehicle collision that happened last week in Hughson.
The accident happened at around 3:30 p.m. on Whitmore Avenue, east of Waring Road.
As per a preliminary investigation, Jimenez was driving a 2014 Nissan sedan eastbound on Whitmore Avenue.
At the same time, a 2006 Ford SUV driven by Avelino Araiza, 47, of La Grange, and a 2014 Toyota sedan driven by Monica Acevedo, 47, of Hughson, were traveling westbound.
Jimenez reportedly veered into westbound lanes for unknown reasons and collided with the Ford.
The impact of the crash sent the Nissan into the path of the Toyota, causing another collision.
Jimenez was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Acevedo was rushed to Doctors Medical Center with severe injuries.
Araiza was not injured, CHP said.
It was unclear whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
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