News release - 10/27/2012

Published 10/27/2012 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Serious Injury Traffic Collision
DATE/TIME: October 27, 2012  1:05 A.M.
LOCATION: Pleasant Valley Road and Saviers Road
DRIVER 1: Felix Lopez Morales, 22 years, Oxnard
VEHCLE 1: Burgundy, Chevy Astro Van
PREPARED BY: Sergeant Randy Latimer, Traffic Unit, (805) 385-7600,
Officer Scott  Aaron, Traffic Unit,  (805) 385-7600,

On October 27, 2012, at about 1:05 A.M., Oxnard police officers responded to Pleasant Valley Road and Saviers Road after receiving a call of an injury traffic collision involving a vehicle that had driven into a building. Once on scene, officers and EMS personnel found that a Chevy Astro Van, driven by Felix Morales of Oxnard, had collided into the business, Ortiz Bakery #2, at 152 East Pleasant Valley Road causing extensive damage to the building and trapping Morales in his vehicle. Firefighters had to utilize special equipment to extricate Morales from his vehicle.
Morales sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision and was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center where he is listed in serious but stable condition.    
Preliminary investigation indicates that Morales was traveling eastbound on Pleasant Valley Road after being involved in a minor-injury hit and run collision in the area of Pleasant Valley Road and Perkins Road. While fleeing, Morales lost control of his vehicle and drove into the building.
Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this collision.
If anyone has information about this collision, please contact Officer Scott Aaron at (805) 385-7600. The investigation is ongoing.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  October 27, 2012 4:15 A.M.

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