Fatal Crash on 5th Street (state Route 34) in Oxnard
CAMARILLO, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2019) — A fatal head-on crash was reported Monday morning on state Route 34 (5th Street) and East Pleasant Valley Road, a California Highway Patrol report said.
The collision was reported at 6:21 a.m. this morning to the CHP. Two vehicles collided head-on, just east of the Oxnard Pallet Company. The CHP report stated the Ventura County Fire Department responded to help those hurt. The coroner also responded due to at least one person being killed in the crash.
Manuel Alcala Garcia, 65, of Oxnard, was driving a 1991 Nissan pickup reportedly was heading westbound on state Route 34. His vehicle drifted into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a Ford F-250 pickup truck. Garcia died of his injuries at the scene.
The 27-year-old Oxnard man driving the pickup truck suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. The fire department closed down 5th Street in both directions. Two flatbed tow trucks were called to the scene to remove the vehicles.
The crash remains under investigation by the CHP.
Those of us at Johnson Attorneys Group offer our condolences to the family of Manuel Garcia and our prayers to the injured man.
Highway 34 and Pleasant Valley Road Crash
CHP 911 DISPATCH REPORT
Incident: 00065 Type: Fatality Location: Sr34 / E Pleasant Valley Rd Loc Desc: WB 5TH JEO PV PALLET COMPANY Lat/Lon: 34.196567 -119.104475
7:10 AM 10  [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 MCCARTY AND SONS TOWING 805-487-0117 ENRT WITH 2 FLATBEDS
7:07 AM 9  31-S1 1185 X2
7:03 AM 8  A31-301 5TH AND WOOD WITH LANE CLOSURE
6:40 AM 7  VCFD CLOSE 5TH BOTH DIRECTIONS
6:38 AM 6  1039 – CORONER WILL RECALL
6:26 AM 5  61 CPY 1097 LOG 57
6:23 AM 4  1039 VCFD
6:22 AM 3  [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt by CHP
6:22 AM 2  HEAD ON TC
6:21 AM 1  [Appended, 06:24:47]  1039 VCFD