3 People Killed in Oakdale-Waterford Highway Collision near Milnes Road in Oakdale
Oakdale, California (August 29, 2019) – 21-year-old Jorge Flores Jimenez, of Oakdale, has been identified as one of the three people who died in a head-on collision that occurred Wednesday night in Oakdale, a local news source reported.
The crash happened at about 9:55 p.m. on Oakdale-Waterford Highway, south of Milnes Road.
According to Modesto CHP officers who responded to the scene, Jimenez was driving a 2010 Chevy Camaro southbound on the highway, and a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling northbound.
Officers said, for unknown reasons, Jimenez’s vehicle veered into the northbound lane and collided head-on with the Jetta which was occupied by a 29-year-old man from Snelling and a 60-year-old woman from Parlier. The Jetta overturned and ended up on the east shoulder of the highway on its right side. The Camaro was in the northbound lane facing east.
Jimenez and the two occupants of the Jetta, whose names have not yet been released, died in the collision.
The highway remained closed until at about 2 a.m. on Thursday as officers carried on their investigation.