Ruben Alvarez Among Two Drivers Injured in 2-Vehicle Crash at North Winton Way and Mercedes Avenue in Winton, Merced County
Merced County, California (January 7, 2020) – Ruben Alvarez, 18, of Atwater, was among two drivers injured Monday afternoon in a traffic accident involving two vehicles in Winton, Merced County, according to a report by the California Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at around 11:20 a.m. Monday, January 6 at the intersection of North Winton Way and Mercedes Avenue.
According to the CHP report, Alvarez was driving a 1999 Honda Civic eastbound on Mercedes Avenue when he failed to yield at a stop sign and collided with a box truck that was heading northbound on North Winton Way driven by Carmen Ramirez 60, Winton.
As a result of the crash, 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 crash.
Alvarez sustained major injuries and was transported by land ambulance to Modesto Memorial Hospital while Ramirez complained of pain after the accident and was also transported to Mercy Medical Center.
Authorities said neither alcohol nor drugs were suspected factors in the crash.
The accident remains under investigation.