Press Release - Fatal Traffic Collision

Published 3/13/2013 (all press releases for this day)


Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief

OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT

NEWS RELEASE

INCIDENT:  Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Fatal Traffic Collision
DATE/TIME:  March 12, 2013 / 2125 hours
LOCATION:  Channel Island Boulevard east of Paula Street,Oxnard
DRIVER:  Jose Carlos Flores-Zalauz, 22, Oxnard resident
PEDESTRIAN:   Hispanic male, 68, Oxnard resident
(name withheld pending notification of next of kin)
   
   
VEHICLE:      Black 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer
PREPARED BY:  Senior Officer Maria Peña, Traffic Collision Investigator
CONTACT PERSON &
CONTACT INFO:
 Senior Officer Maria Peña (805) 385-7750
Maria.pena@oxnardpd.org

DETAILS:
 On March 12, 2013, at about 2125 hours, officers and EMS personnel responded to a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian near the intersection of Channel Islands Boulevard and Paula Street. Upon arrival, officers found that a black Mitsubishi Lancer had collided with a pedestrian just east of Paula Street. Officers also found the Hispanic male pedestrian unconscious in the roadway.
 
Preliminary investigation indicates that the Mitsubishi, driven by Jose Carlos Flores-Zalauz, was traveling westbound on Channel Islands Boulevard towards Paula Street. The pedestrian was crossing northbound across Channel Islands Boulevard just east of Paula Street. For unknown reasons, the pedestrian walked into the lanes of traffic in front of the Mitsubishi. Driver Flores-Zalauz then struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to Ventura County Medical Center where he died from his injuries. Driver Flores-Zalauz was not injured as a result of the collision.
 
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol are a factor in 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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DATE / TIME PREPARED:  March 13, 2013, 0115 hours   


 



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