News release - 10/22/2012

Published 10/22/2012 (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: October 22, 2012 / 3:57 PM
LOCATION: Pleasant Valley Road and Olds Road/Etting Road
DRIVER 1: Gilbert Endo, 65, Port Hueneme resident
DRIVER 2: James Joseph Kelly, 28, Port Hueneme resident 
VEHICLE 1: Black, 2007 Honda CRV motorcycle
VEHICLE 2: Yellow 1991 Thomas School Bus
PREPARED BY: Senior Officer Maria Peña, Traffic Investigator, (805) 385-7750,
Senior Officer Maria Peña, Traffic Investigator, (805) 385-7750,

On October 22, 2012, at about 3:57 P.M., Oxnard PD officers responded to Pleasant Valley Road and Olds Road/Etting Road after receiving a call of an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle.  Once on scene, officers and EMS personnel found that a Honda motorcycle had collided with a yellow Ocean View school bus in the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Olds Road/Etting Road.  
Preliminary investigation indicates that the Honda motorcycle, driven by James Joseph Kelly, was traveling eastbound on Pleasant Valley Road towards Olds Road/Etting Road. The yellow school bus, driven by Gilbert Endo, was traveling westbound in the left turn lane on Pleasant Valley at Olds Road/Etting Road. Once traffic was clear, the school bus began to make a left turn to go eastbound onto Etting Road in front of the Honda motorcycle. Unable to avoid a collision, Driver Kelly applied the brake causing the motorcycle to go down and skid towards the bus. The Honda skid directly into the path of the turning school bus. Unfortunately, Driver Kelly sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. It should be noted that the motorcyclist was wearing a full face helmet at the time of the collision.
Driver Endo was not injured. The school bus had no passengers at the time of the collision.
If anyone has information about this collision, please contact Senior Officer Maria Peña at 805-385-7750. The investigation is ongoing.
 DATE / TIME PREPARED:  October 22, 2012, 8:00 P.M.  

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