Fatal Crash State Route 118, Balcom Canyon Road in Moorpark

 Fatal Crash State Route 118, Balcom Canyon Road in Moorpark

Deadly Crash in Moorpark on East Los Angeles Avenue (SR-118)

MOORPARK, Calif. (May 2, 2024) — A fatal crash happened Thursday afternoon at State Route 118, just west of Balcom Canyon Road between Moorpark and Somis.

The four-vehicle traffic accident occurred on East Los Angeles Avenue (SR-118) at around 3:17 p.m. on May 2nd, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officials reported the drivers of a black Honda Civic, a Toyota Highlander SUV, a white Ford Transit-250 van and a black Ford Raptor pickup truck were involved in the collision.

Authorities say traffic was slowing down and the drivers in the Honda and the Ford Raptor both slowed down, but the Ford van’s driver didn’t slow down immediately.

Instead, the van driver attempted to slow down too late and struck the left back end of the Honda Civic, causing the car to collided with the back of the Ford Raptor.

Meanwhile, the Ford van crossed over into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a white Toyota Highlander, the Ventura County Star reports.

Firefighters from the Ventura County Fire Department responded and located three people trapped in the Highlander SUV and one person trapped in another vehicle.

Unfortunately, the driver of the Toyota Highlander sustained fatal injuries on scene. Also, two people riding as passengers in the Highlander were treated for moderate injuries.

The two drivers from the Raptor and the Honda did not report any serious injuries.

The fatal crash resulted in the temporary closure of State Route 118.

Finally, the Highlander and the black Honda with major damage were towed from the crash scene.


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Source: CHP Incident: 0139

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