Jesus Garibay Killed, Yolanda Miranda Injured after Buttonwillow Speeding Crash on 5 Freeway
BUTTONWILLOW, CA (October 15, 2019) — A man identified as Jesus Cazares Garibay, of Lynwood, died in a speeding crash on Sunday, October 12.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at around 1:16 a.m. on 5 Freeway south of Merced Avenue.
Yolanda Miranda, 44, of Lynwood, drove a 2004 Nissan south in the No. 1 lane. She rapidly approached another vehicle in that lane traveling at around 73 mph, according to the CHP. As the other car changed lanes to get out of the way, Miranda struck its rear bumper.
After the crash, Miranda’s vehicle traveled off the roadway and slammed into a fence and a tree.
46-year-old Garibay died at the scene. He did not wear his seat belt during the incident and the impact ejected him from the vehicle.
Two children ages 12 and 11 sustained minor injuries, according to the CHP. However, Miranda suffered major injuries and paramedics airlifted her to Kern Medical.
The driver of the other vehicle did not sustain injuries.
Authorities said alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a contributing factor in the crash.
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