Julissa Martinez, 2, and 10-Month-Old Girl Injured in Ceres Minivan Crash on Highway 99
Ceres, California (June 12, 2019) – 2-year-old Julissa Martinez and 10-month-old girl have been identified as two of the six children hurt in a traffic crash Monday afternoon in Ceres, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash happened a while after 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, on Highway 99 near Service Road.
As per the CHP officials, a minivan driven by a 32-year-old Benigno Martinez Diaz with nine occupants’ rear-ended a Chevrolet Tahoe at about 45 mph in stop-and-go traffic through Ceres. The initial report showed that the minivan had a capacity of only eight passengers.
Responding emergency crews confirmed that a total of six children suffered injuries as a result of the crash. At least three of the parties suffered severe injuries and were not wearing seat belts at the time.
Two 8-year-old kids sustained minor wounds while Julissa and a 10-month-old girl suffered injuries of unknown degree. Two other kids were flown to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries. Diaz suffered minor injuries and was wearing a seat belt.
Aurelia Martinez sustained minor injuries while the other female adult identified as 32-year-old Blanca Marez suffered severe hurts as a result of the accident.
61-year-old Joseph Volk of Georgia, the Chevrolet driver, was wearing a seat belt and was unhurt in the crash
No other information concerning this crash was provided.
An investigation is underway.
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