On Sunday, July 17, 2022, at approximately 3:30 a.m., officers with the Oxnard Police Department and emergency personnel responded to a call for service regarding a hit and run collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian that occurred on Rose Avenue at Tiesa Lane. The pedestrian sustained critical injuries and succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the collision. He was a 58-year-old male of Santa Barbara. After the collision the driver fled the scene. The allege driver was later contacted by an officer away from the area of the collision. The driver was identified as Luis Armando Ayala, a 20-year-old Oxnard resident. 

Traffic investigators responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Based on the investigation, it was determined that allegedly Ayala had been drinking alcohol. He was driving a 2020 Dodge Challenger. As a result, officers conducted a DUI investigation. Officers determined that Ayala was impaired and under the influence of alcohol. Ayala was arrested for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI and felony hit and run.

Anyone who has information regarding this collision is urged to contact Corporal Andrew Pinkstaff at (805) 385-7750 or via email at andrew.pinkstaff@oxnardpd.org.  Also, anyone with information regarding this case can contact the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7600.