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Oakdale Man Dead After Being Struck By Car

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Oakdale, CA — An Oakdale man is dead after being struck by a car driven by a suspected drunk driver.

CHP says 25-year-old Adan Jaimes was killed shortly after 8:00 Friday night as he attempted to cross the Oakdale-Waterford Highway to retrieve a soccer ball.

Investigators say the impact threw Jaimes at least 150 feet. Officers say James suffered severe trauma and died immediately.

Police say 34-year-old Jess Nelson of Oakdale was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed when he pulled into the oncoming lane to pass a vehicle that stopped to allow Jaimes to cross the roadway.

Nelson was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for investigation of felony vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI.

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