|INCIDENT:||Fatal Traffic Collision|
|DATE/TIME:||May 12, 2018 / 5:02 p.m.|
|LOCATION:||Auto Center Dr. @ Ogden Ct.|
|VICTIM:||Withheld pending notification to family|
|VEHICLE(S):||2007 Silver Honda Civic
|PREPARED BY:||Tim Kelley, Sergeant|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Officer Justin Songer
On May 12, 2018, at approximately 5:00 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to a traffic collision on Auto Center Dr. and Ogden Ct. When officers arrived on scene they located a 2007 Honda Civic with major damage. Officers determined that the vehicle had left the roadway and broadsided a large palm tree. The vehicle’s driver, a 31-year-old male Oxnard resident, was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS personnel.
Based on the initial investigation officers determined that the Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on Auto Center Dr. at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and struck the palm tree.
Officers received information indicating that the driver of the Civic may have been racing a motorcyclist prior to the collision. A motorcyclist was interviewed by officers at the scene. The motorcyclist was later released pending further investigation.
It is unknown whether alcohol or drugs were involved. The collision is still under investigation.
The identity of the driver is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
Anyone who may have witnessed or has information regarding the collision is asked to contact Officer Justin Songer at (805)385-7750 or via email
DATE / TIME PREPARED: 5-12-18 / 8:50 p.m