Santa Maria families mourn deaths in Highway 154 crash

Ashley Aparacio and Rudy Jimenez killed Tuesday

Santa Maria families mourn deaths in Highway 154 crash

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - Social media tributes continue to mark the deaths of 34 year old Ashley Aparicio and 23 year old Rudy Jimenez of Santa Maria killed in a car crash on Highway 154 on Tuesday.

The CHP says Aparicio was behind the wheel of a Honda sedan when it spun out of control and slammed into a pickup truck heading in the opposition direction on Highway 154 near Painted Cave Road on Tuesday.

Also killed in the crash was 23 year old Rudy Jimenez  who was a front seat passenger in the Honda.

The two people in the pickup truck, both from Canyon Lake in southern California, were taken to the hospital and treated for moderate injuries.

The cause of the deadly collision remains under investigation.

A GoFundMe page has been launched to help raise money for funeral services for Ashley Aparicio and Rudy Jimenez..

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