News release - 10/21/2013

Published 10/21/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Fatal Traffic Collision – Vehicle vs. Bicyclist
DATE/TIME: October 21, 2013 / 0802 hours
LOCATION: Rose Avenue (overpass) and 101 Freeway
PARTY -1 Pablo Cesar Tellez Chavez, 20 years, Oxnard resident 
PARTY -2  Daniel Martinez Meza, 45 years, Oxnard resident
VEHICLE - 1 Silver, 2000 BMW 323i
VEHICLE -2 Black, men’s bicycle
PREPARED BY: Senior Officer Maria Peña, Traffic Collision Investigator
Senior Officer Maria Peña (805) 385-7750

On October 21, 2013, at about 8:02 A.M., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to an injury traffic collision involving a silver BMW and a bicyclist. Upon arrival, officers found that a male bicyclist had been struck by the BMW on the Rose overpass at the 101 Freeway.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the bicycle, ridden by a Daniel Martinez Maze, was traveling in the bicycle lane northbound on Rose Avenue towards Auto Center Drive. The BMW, driven by Pablo Cesar Tellez Chavez, was also northbound on Rose Avenue towards Auto Center Drive. The BMW started to change lanes to get into the 101 Freeway on-ramp. As the BMW was changing lanes, it struck the bicyclist.
Daniel Martinez Meza died as a result of the injuries sustained from the collision. Driver Chavez was not injured.  
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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