Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons, or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427
DR# 2013-84253


6:28 AM, October 20, 2013

Fatal Collision


Location of Incident: County 18th & Avenue A ¼ - Somerton Arizona 85364

On October 19, 2013 at 2315 hours, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle collision on County 18th Street & Avenue A ¼.

The vehicle involved is an orange in color 2008 Jeep. The Jeep was westbound on County 18th Street when the second vehicle entered the roadway from the north. Mr. Jose Hernandez Trujillo, 19, the driver of the Jeep swerved in an attempt to avoid the collision and struck the second vehicle. The Jeep rolled twice and came to rest on the roof.  Mr. Hernandez Trujillo, along with the additional three (3) passengers, was ejected from the vehicle. All occupants of the vehicle were transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center.

The second vehicle is a blue in color 2003 Toyota. The Toyota was southbound on Avenue A ¼ when it entered the roadway on the north side and was struck by the Jeep. The Toyota was being operated by Ms. Nicole Barragan Aguirre, 19.  The passenger was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center where she was treated for minor injuries. 

At this point there is no evidence to indicate that alcohol was a factor in this collision. I was advised by the Yuma County Medical Examiner Office the Mr. Hernandez Trujillo had passed away due to injuries sustained in the collision.
Information Released By: Sgt. K. Milner