News release - 12/20/2012

Published 12/20/2012 (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: December 20, 2012 / 1241 hours
LOCATION: Beaumont Avenue and Langley Street
VICTIM(S): Donald Gene Dent, 84, Oxnard resident
PREPARED BY: Maria Peña, Traffic Collision Investigator
Senior Officer Maria Peña (805) 385-7750

DETAILS:On December 20, 2012, at about 12:41 p.m., Oxnard PD officers responded to the area of Beaumont Avenue and Langley Street after receiving a call of an injury collision. Upon arrival, officers and EMS personnel found that a gold Ford pick-up truck, driven by Donald G. Dent, had collided into a silver Dodge Caravan that was parked near the intersection.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the Ford was traveling northbound on Beaumont Avenue towards Langley Street. The Dodge was parked southbound along the west curb of Beaumont Avenue. For unknown reasons, the Ford veered towards the right and collided into the parked vehicle.
Mr. Dent was transported to St. John’s Hospital where he was subsequently was pronounced dead. It is suspected that Mr. Dent suffered a heart attack just before the collision.
If anyone has information about this collision, please contact Senior Officer Maria Peña at
805-385-7750. The investigation is ongoing.

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