On Thursday, February 25, 2021, at approximately 4:25 a.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist that occurred on Channel Islands Blvd. west of J Street. Officers determined that a 2018 Ford Transit Van struck a 39-year-old male of Oxnard, who was riding a bicycle in the roadway.

The bicyclist sustained critical injuries and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the collision. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and provided information regarding the collision. Traffic investigators responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Based on the initial investigation, it was determined that the driver of the Ford Transit Van was traveling westbound on Channel Islands Blvd. when the bicyclist was struck. The driver immediately stopped after the collision. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs are contributing factors to the collision.