News release - 3/21/2013

Published 3/21/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Multi-Vehicle Injury Traffic Collision
DATE/TIME:  March 21, 2013 / 9:33 AM
LOCATION:  Gonzales Road @ Ventura Road, Oxnard
DRIVER 1:  Rodolfo Tinoco, 54, Oxnard resident
DRIVER 2:  Jose Tavira, 50, Oxnard resident
DRIVER 3:                                  Robert Anthony Magana, 39, Port Hueneme resident
DRIVER 4:  Kathleen Kepler, 55, Newbury Park resident
VEHICLE 1:  Green 1994 Ford F150
VEHICLE 2:  White 2005 BMW Sedan
VEHICLE 3:  Bronze 2009 Ford Flex
VEHICLE 4:  Green 2002 Toyota Sienna
PREPARED BY:  Senior Officer Maria Peña, Traffic Collision Investigator
 Senior Officer Maria Peña (805) 385-7750


On March 21, 2013, at about 9:33 A.M., officers and EMS responded to an injury traffic collision involving four vehicles at the intersection of Gonzales Road and Ventura Road. Upon arrival, officers found that a green Ford F150 had collided with several vehicles in the intersection. Officers also found that several occupants of the involved vehicles were injured.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the Ford F150, driven by Rodolfo Tinoco, was traveling westbound on Gonzales Road towards Ventura Road. The white BMW, driven by Jose Tavira, was stopped northbound on Ventura Road at Gonzales Road. The bronze Ford Flex, driven by Robert Anthony Magana, was stopped in the number one lane of southbound Ventura Road at Gonzales Road. The green Toyota Sienna, driven by Kathleen Kepler, was stopped southbound in the number two lane of Ventura Road at Gonzales Road.
It should be noted that several STOP signs on barricades were located at the intersection of Gonzales Road and Ventura Road. There were also several signs that were located on all the approaches to the intersection which read PREPARE TO STOP. Signs had been placed on all approaches due to repairs being conducted on the traffic signals.
As the BMW was driving through the intersection, the Ford truck failed to stop for the stop signs and was broadsided by the BMW. At the same time, the Ford Flex and the Toyota also proceeding southbound into the intersection. After the impact with the BMW, the Ford truck collided into the Ford Flex and the Toyota.
Driver Magana was transported to Ventura County Medical Center and treated for moderate injuries. Driver Kepler and two juvenile passengers were transported to St. John’s Medical Center and treated for minor injuries. Driver Tavira was not injured as a result of the collision but was transported to Ventura County Medical Center for unrelated health issues. Driver Tinoco was not injured as a result of the collision.
Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be 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.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  March 21, 2013, 4:30 p.m.   


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