News release - 10/30/2013

Published 10/30/2013 (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. Pedestrian
DATE/TIME:  October 29, 2013 / 1656 hours
LOCATION:  2100 Block North Ventura Road
PARTY 1: Edgar Raymond Cruz, 31 years, Oxnard resident
PARTY 2: Jose Antonio Renteria, 57 years, Oxnard resident
VEHICLE 1:  Black, 2007 Toyota Camry
VEHICLE 2:      White, 2006 Ford Van
PREPARED BY:  Sergeant Brian Woolley, Traffic Sergeant
 Senior Officer Maria Peña (805) 385-7750


On October 29, 2013, at about 6:56 P.M., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to the 2100 block of North Ventura Road in reference to an injury traffic collision involving black Toyota Camry, a white Ford van and a pedestrian.  When officers arrived, they found that the Toyota had struck the pedestrian and then collided with the Ford van.
Preliminary investigation indicates that the Toyota Camry, driven by Edgar Raymond Cruz, was traveling southbound on Ventura Road. The Ford van was parked along the west curb line of the 2100 block of North Ventura Road facing southbound.  Just prior to the collision, Pedestrian Jose Antonio Renteria had stepped off the sidewalk and was standing in the roadway at the rear of the van.  For an unknown reason, the Toyota veered to the right and collided into Pedestrian Renteria and the rear of the van. 
Jose Antonio Renteria died at the scene as a result of the injuries sustained from the collision. Driver Cruz sustained minor injuries from the collision and was transported to a local hospital.
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 ongoing. 



DATE / TIME PREPARED:  October 29, 2013 at 2030 hours   

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