Press release - Fatal Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision

Published 10/13/2010 (all press releases for this day)


John Crombach
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Fatal Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision
DATE/TIME: October 12, 2010 / 1905 hours
LOCATION: Wooley Rd. East of Mercantile Av
PEDESTRIAN: Male,75 years of Port Hueneme (name withheld pending notification of next of kin)
DRIVER: Victor Ultreras, 34 years of Ventura
VEHICLE(S): Blue, Dodge Pickup
PREPARED BY: Randy Latimer, Traffic Sergeant
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
Maria Pena, Traffic Investigator 385-7750

DETAILS:

On October 12, 2010, at approximately 1905 hours, officers from the Oxnard Police Department responded to Wooley Road east of Mercantile Avenue after receiving a call of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. Once on scene, officers and EMS personnel found that a 75 year old male pedestrian had been struck by a pickup that was driven by Victor Ulteras of Ventura. The pedestrian sustained major injuries as a result of being hit by the pickup and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian was crossing northbound across Wooley Road just east of Mercantile Avenue and was not in a crosswalk. While crossing, he suddenly stepped into the path of the Ulteras’ vehicle which was traveling westbound on Wooley Road and was struck.

Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be factor in this collision nor was excessive speed a factor.

If anyone has information about this collision please contact Senior Officer Maria Pena at 805-385-7750.

An investigation is continuing.



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