Javier Garduño Killed, 3 Injured in Crash on Interstate 5
Driver Falls Asleep, Causing Fatal Buttonwillow Accident
Buttonwillow, CA (August 9, 2019) – One man was killed and three others were injured in a crash in Buttonwillow. The fatal accident occurred just before midnight on August 9 on Interstate 5.
A San Francisco family was heading south on Interstate 5. The driver, a 21-year-old man, fell asleep, went over rumble strips, overcorrected and hit a median. The car then flipped over.
Three people were ejected from the vehicle. A 49-year-old woman and 13-year-old girl suffered major injuries. The father, Javier Garduño, 47, was killed in the crash. None were wearing a seat belt. The driver suffered moderate injuries.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Javier Garduño.