News release - 3/12/2012

Published 3/12/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT Fatal traffic collision 
DATE/TIME March 12, 2012 / 11:49 a.m. 
LOCATION Victoria Avenue South of Gonzales Road 
DRIVER - 1 Female, 52, Oxnard resident (name withheld pending notification of next of kin) 
DRIVER - 2 Roberto Ramos, 60, Oxnard resident 
DRIVER - 3 Donna Leitte, 62 of Oxnard  
VEHICLE - 1 Green BMW Sedan (solo occupant) 
VEHICLE - 2 Black Kia Sport Utility (solo occupant) 
VEHICLE - 3 Silver Pontiac Sedan (four juvenile passengers ages 3,4 and 5 (two kids age 5) all wearing restraints)
PREPARED BY Sergeant Randy Latimer 
CONTACT Mónica Muñoz Community Affairs Manager  / PIO
(805) 385-7631

On March 12, 2012, at about 11:49 a.m., Oxnard PD officers responded to Victoria Avenue south of Gonzales Road after receiving a call of a traffic collision involving three vehicles. Once on scene, officers and EMS personnel found that the vehicles, a green BMW sedan, a black SUV and a silver Pontiac sedan had collided in the northbound lanes. The driver of the BMW sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. Oxnard resident Robert Ramos, 60, suffered a leg injury and pain to his chest. Oxnard resident Donna Leite, 62, suffered minor cuts and abrasions along with her passengers, four juveniles - ages three, four, and five. All were transported to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment. Their injuries are considered non-life threatening.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the BMW was traveling southbound on Victoria Avenue. For unknown reasons, the vehicle drove across the dirt center median and into the opposing lanes where it collided head-on with the black SUV and the silver sedan.
It is unknown if alcohol or drugs are a factor in this collision.  
If anyone has information about this collision please contact Senior Officer Maria Pena at 805-385-7750. The investigation is ongoing.


DATE / TIME PREPARED:  March 12, 2012, 3:45 p.m.   

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