Aromas Car Crash Death of Prunedale Man, Julio Ramirez Vasquez – Obituary
44-year-old Prunedale man, Julio Ramirez Vasquez, has died in a fatal Aromas car crash that occurred on Friday, Ocober 1, 2021. It happened when the box truck he was driving collided head-on with a Freightliner M2. Police say the Freightliner was driving eastbound on Highway 129, behind a Dodge Durango that was slowing down for traffic. The Freightliner rear-ended the Durango and sent it into a cement wall.
The Freightliner then veered into westbound traffic where it crashed head-on with a box truck that was being driven by Julio. Julio sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead on the way to a local hospital.
The driver of the Durango, identified as a 31-year-old man from Firebaugh, was left with minor injuries while the driver of the Durango sustained what have been described as moderate injuries. He was sent to Natividad Medical Center.
As investigations proceed, police do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident.