Armando Morones has been identified by authorities as the deceased in a multi-vehicle collision that occurred on September 1 in Oakdale. Mr. Morones, a 25-year-old Empire resident, was a passenger in an early 2000s Chevrolet on Highway 108 prior to 5:20 a.m. driven by Erica Linja, a 36-year-old Ceres resident. The woman reportedly was trying to pass a semi-big-rig without a trailer by crossing over a double-yellow line. The Suburban then collided with a Honda Civic, a utility pickup truck, as well as the semi. Mr. Morones was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. Ms. Linja was injured and hospitalized. The driver of the pickup truck, a 52-year-old Senora resident, was treated for minor injuries. Authorities determined that the woman was under the influence of a substance at the time of the accident and have charged  her with vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI. An investigation is ongoing.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim during this very difficult time.

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