Jaime Banuelos Obituary, Death – The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has confirmed that Jaime Banuelos, 58, of Palmdale was the driver of one of the vehicles that was involved in a collision on Sierra Highway late on Friday night. The collision involved two vehicles.
According to the report from the California Highway Patrol, the accident took place on Sierra Highway at the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Friday, August 18. According to the preliminary findings of the investigation, Banuelos was driving a 2022 Toyota from the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway to the Soledad Canyon Road exit when “for reasons still under investigation,” his vehicle collided with a 1998 Mercury that was traveling southbound on Sierra Highway.
This is according to the CHP report, which states that the collision occurred “for reasons still under investigation.” Banuelos suffered injuries that proved to be deadly, and he was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. The driver of the Mercury, 43-year-old Luis Alberto Ramirez of Palmdale, suffered serious injuries and was sent to Antelope Valley Medical Center for treatment. According to the California Highway Patrol, Ramirez was detained for questioning in connection with the collision.
According to the report from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), “the involvement of alcohol and/or drugs is considered to be a factor in this crash.” Call the Antelope Valley Area CHP office at 661-948-8541 and ask to speak with Officer A. Talavera if you have any information on this collision. To reach someone at the Los Angeles Traffic Management Center outside of normal business hours, dial 323-259-320.