One of the scariest things that can happen in car crashes is having a car crash into your home when you are sleeping. Being inside your home is supposed to invoke a sense of privacy and protection – that nothing could go wrong. It is during times like these when we are at our most vulnerable.
During the night of May 4th, a family in Knight Landing was faced with a nightmare. Around 9:50 p.m., a 2008 Chevrolet Avalanche crashed into the parked trailer in which the family of four slept. According to California Highway Patrol, Ismael Huazo-Jardinez drove his truck at a high speed and “failed to negotiate the ‘S’ curve”. This caused his vehicle to swerve off road and collide into the trailer, stationed in an agricultural community. Only the 11-year-old child survived from the family. He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for his serious injuries. The family has not been identified yet, however, the landlord of the trailer shared that the parents were farmworkers.
Officers arrested Huazo-Jardinez on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. He was transported to an emergency room to treat his injuries.
According to Sutter County Undersheriff Scott Smallwood, Huazo-Jardinez is now facing charges of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and felony driving under the influence of alcohol.
Huazo-Jardinez is scheduled to be back in court on June 10th.