This is so sad. All 5 members of the Jimenez family were killed in a horrific car accident on Mother’s Day, May 11. Making matters even worse, the family were on their way to Disneyland to celebrate their daughter Cynthia’s 5th birthday.
On Sunday, May 11 in Hesperia, California, an unidentified driver slammed their white van into Gerardo Jimenez‘s blue sedan, which was stopped at a stop sign. The collision killed Gerardo and the rest of his family, including his three young children: Ivan, 2, Cynthia, 4, and Freddy, 9.
Family Killed In Crash On Their Way To Disneyland
The crash that killed the Jimenez family is an unspeakable tragedy.
On the morning of Sunday, May 11, Angelica Garcia and her boyfriend, Gerardo, excitedly packed their family into the car for a day trip to Disneyland.
The trip was meant to be a celebration for their daughter, Cynthia, who would have turned 5-years-old on Monday, May 12. Sadly, they never made it.
While stopped at a stop sign just before 7am, a white delivery van collided into their sedan. The impact of the collision caused the white van to flip forward, landing directly on top of the Jimenez’s sedan and crushed the family, according to authorities.
The driver of the white van told police he “looked away for a second” before losing control of his vehicle. He escaped unscathed, with just a few minor cuts and bruises according to the Daily News.
Angelica and Cynthia were declared dead at the scene, while Gerardo and his eldest son Freddy were pronounced at the hospital shortly after. The youngest child, Ivan, was not discovered until several hours after the crash — when the van was finally pulled off of the sedan.
This is absolutely heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Jimenez and Garcia families, who must be devastated over this massive tragedy.
Angelica’s Father Says He Lost ‘Everyone’
Angelica’s father, Quirino Garcia, had plans to meet his daughter and her family at Disneyland.
Without knowing it, the grandfather of three drove past his daughter’s horrific car accident while on his way to the theme park.
After news broke about his family’s tragedy, Quirino later told NBC Los Angeles that his heart had been “destroyed.”
“I don’t feel angry,” he said in Spanish. “I feel like my heart is destroyed.”
– Lauren Cox