News release - 9/21/2013

Published 9/21/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT:  Serious Injury Hit-And-Run Traffic Collision-Vehicle vs. Pedestrian
DATE/TIME:  9-20-13 / 2251 Hours
LOCATION:  Hemlock Street and Capstan Drive
Party 1:  Aida Reyes, 20 years, Oxnard resident
Party 2:  Unknown
SUSPECT VEHICLE(S):  Silver 2003 Infinity G35
PREPARED BY:  Senior Officer Maria Pena, Traffic Collision Investigator
 Senior Officer Maria Pena, Traffic Collision Investigator, (805) 385-7750


On September 20, 2013, at about 10:51 P.M., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to a hit-and-run injury traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. Upon arrival, officers found that a pedestrian had struck by a silver compact vehicle at the intersection of Hemlock Street at Capstan Drive and fled the scene. Debris located at the collision indicated that the suspect vehicle was an unknown model Infinity.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the Infinity, driven by an unknown subject, was traveling westbound on Hemlock Street towards Capstan Drive. The pedestrian, Aida Reyes was crossing Hemlock Street at a marked cross walk. For unknown reasons, the Infinity failed to yield to the pedestrian and struck Reyes. Witnesses to the collision stated that Infinity fled the area after the collision.
Pedestrian Reyes was transported to a local hospital where she is listed in critical condition.  
Officers located the suspect vehicle in a nearby neighborhood but were unable to locate the driver.
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were 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 on-going.

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