Woman pleads guilty to vehicular homicide in 2019 road rage crash, gets 8 years in prison

Incident started in Mandarin, continued over Buckman Bridge, ended with fatal wreck on Roosevelt Boulevard

Ana Jimenez pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in a 2019 road rage death in Jacksonville, according to Duval County court records. (Provided to WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman was sentenced to eight years in prison in a case that authorities called a road rage incident that led to the death of a man in 2019, according to Duval County court records.

Court records show Ana Jimenez, was originally charged with second-degree murder, vehicular homicide and reckless driving. On Monday, according to court records, she pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and was sentenced. In addition to getting prison time, court records state, Jimenez, 25, of Jacksonville, received seven years of probation and is banned from driving for the first five years of her probation.

Investigators said the incident on April 11, 2019, started in Mandarin, continued onto Interstate 295 over the Buckman Bridge and ended with a deadly crash on Roosevelt Boulevard on the Westside. The State Attorney’s Office said there were cellphone videos of the incident, as well as a 911 call made by Jimenez.

A woman was sentenced to eight years in prison in a case that authorities called a road rage incident that led to the death of a man in 2019, according to Duval County court records.

According to investigators, a Chevrolet Suburban driven by David James Robinson hit the Honda Civic that Jimenez was driving on I-295 near Old St. Augustine Road, and both got off at the San Jose Boulevard exit.

Dispatch: “911, what’s your emergency?”

Jimenez: “Hi, yes, someone just hit me.”

Police said Jimenez followed the driver into the parking lot of a Target and tried to block him in while calling 911, saying she was hurt.

Dispatch: “If you would like rescue, don’t chase after him.”

Jimenez said the man took off.

Jimenez: “Someone stop him! He hit me! Someone stop him! He hit me! Stop him!

Dispatch: “Listen, ma’am, the police will handle that. I need you to talk to me so fire and rescue can help you, you said that you’re hurt.”

VISUALIZATION: Incident stretching from Mandarin to Westside

Investigators said that Robinson got back onto the interstate and sped toward the Buckman Bridge at speeds of 100 mph, and Jimenez chased after him.

Multiple witnesses, one who took cellphone video, told the Florida Highway Patrol that Jimenez repeatedly rammed the man’s sport utility vehicle, forcing it into the retainer wall, a report shows.

The investigative report said both continued on, pushing against each other. A witness’s cellphone video showed the vehicles smoking in the distance as they got off at U.S. 17.

The Highway Patrol received more witness accounts and surveillance video as Jimenez chased the man up Roosevelt Boulevard toward Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the report said.

EVIDENCE: Video & audio released in fatal road rage crash

Jimenez struck the SUV one more time, and the man lost control, went through the median and collided with several vehicles heading south, according to the report.

Robinson, 60, died at the scene. He reportedly was not wearing a seat belt.

According to the report, three other people were injured and a total of five vehicles were damaged in the incident.


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