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Family killed in car crash was going to Disneyland

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:01 p.m. HST, May 13, 2014

HESPERIA, Calif. » Authorities say a family of five who died when a van landed on top of their sedan in Southern California was headed to Disneyland to celebrate a young girl's birthday.

Coroner division spokeswoman Sandy Fatland said Tuesday that relatives of the victims told her the family was making the drive from Hesperia, a desert town east of Los Angeles, to celebrate Cindy Jimenez's upcoming fourth birthday.

Fatland says the victims were 25-year-old Angelica Garcia; her boyfriend, 30-year-old Gerardo Jimenez; their children, 2-year-old Ivan Jimenez and 3-year-old Cindy; and Garcia's 9-year-old son, Freddy Garcia.

Authorities say the sedan was parked at a stop sign early Sunday when a van hit and landed on top of it.

The driver of the van had minor injuries. Sheriff's officials have not released the driver's name.

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SteveToo wrote:
so sad, but I guess it's best to drive a big heave machine.
on May 13,2014 | 06:30PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
God Bless them all, and their families. The only silver lining, if you had to find one, is that none of them had to live with the pain of the loss of the others - they are all together.
on May 14,2014 | 12:00AM
HOSSANA wrote:
Why is it its always the driver that is in the wrong in a car accident and he or she always survives and its always the innocent victims that perish in a tragic accident such as this...just makes me sick that the driver survived and the victims perished in something so tragic like this.
on May 14,2014 | 02:28AM
Upperkula wrote:
The driver of the van should do the honorable thing, HANG HIMSELF!
on May 14,2014 | 06:16AM
tsboy wrote:
i hope the driver was at least arrested for multiple counts of vehicular homicide. it might be an accident, but it was an avoidable one.
on May 14,2014 | 08:55AM
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