Carmen Ramirez ID’d as 1 of 2 Drivers Injured in Winton Car Accident at Winton Way and Mercedes Avenue
Merced County, California (January 7, 2020) – One of the two drivers who were injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Winton has been identified as Carmen Ramirez, 60, of Winton.
The wreck took place at around 11:20 a.m. Monday, January 6 at the intersection of North Winton Way and Mercedes Avenue.
According to the CHP report, Ruben Alvarez, 18, of Atwater, was driving eastbound on Mercedes Avenue when he failed to yield at a stop sign and his 1999 Honda Civic collided with a box truck that was heading northbound on North Winton Way driven by Ramirez.
After the impact, both vehicles came to a stop in the front lawn of a nearby home. The box truck had major front-end damage and the Honda was totaled in the collision.
Alvarez sustained major injuries and was transported by land ambulance to Modesto Memorial Hospital while Ramirez complained of pain after the crash and was also transported to Mercy Medical Center.
Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor in the crash.
An investigation into the accident is underway.