On August 27, 2021, at approximately 3:55 a.m., Oxnard officers and EMS personnel responded to a traffic collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian that occurred at the intersection of Ventura Road and Bay Blvd.  When police personnel arrived at the scene of the collision, they discovered a 2018 Ford Mustang driven by a 20-year-old male of Oxnard who had collided with a 76-year-old male pedestrian of Oxnard.  The pedestrian sustained critical injuries and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the collision.  After the collision, the driver continued southbound on Ventura Road and parked his vehicle in the area of Redwood Street and Ventura Road.  The driver then left the scene but returned as officers were conducting the investigation and provided information regarding the collision. 

Traffic investigators determined that the driver of the Ford Mustang was traveling southbound on Ventura Road when the driver struck the pedestrian who was walking westbound in the south crosswalk at Bay Blvd.  Investigators do not believe that speed was a contributing factor to the collision. An investigation is ongoing regarding the collision and to determine whether drugs and/or alcohol were involved.    

Anyone who has information regarding this collision is urged to contact Senior Officer Paul Knapp at (805) 385-7750 or via email at paul.knapp@oxnardpd.org.  Also, anyone with information regarding this case can contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600, or online via the Oxnard Police Department’s website: www.oxnardpd.org, and clicking on Report Suspicious Activity.  

You can also remain anonymous by calling the Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.    You can also visit this site: www.venturacountycrimestoppers.org to submit a tip via text or email.