[02-24-2023] Ventura County, CA – 48-Year-Old Woman Killed in Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash West of Fillmore

[02-24-2023] 48-Year-Old Woman Killed in Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash West of FillmoreAccording to the California Highway Patrol, a 48-year-old Valencia woman died in a fatal two-vehicle collision on Highway 126 west of Fillmore on Friday afternoon, February 24, 2023.

According to the CHP, the accident was discovered shortly after noon just east of Pyle Road, between Fillmore and Santa Paula.

According to Sgt. Michael Untalan of the CHP’s Ventura area office, a 30-year-old Santa Paula woman was driving an out-of-control 2014 Dodge Durango SUV eastbound on the freeway.

The Valencia woman’s identity has not been released because her relatives have not been notified. She was operating a 2017 Honda Civic when the Durango struck it.

Untalan claimed that the Durango struck the front driver’s side of the Civic in an impact resembling a T-bone collision.

The Durango ended up on its side on an embankment, while the Civic came to rest in the middle of the roadway. Authorities claimed that both drivers were trapped inside their cars following the collision.

At the scene, the Civic’s driver was declared dead.

Although the Durango driver had suffered severe injuries, it was anticipated that he would survive.

The patrol’s investigators discovered that neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor.

The Ventura CHP is requesting that anyone who saw the accident call them at 805-662-2640.

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Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash Statistics

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According to the National Safety Council, more people died in car accidents in 2020 because of risky behaviors such as speeding, drinking and driving, and failing to wear a seat belt. The death rate had been falling for three years in a row prior to that year’s 8.3% increase. There were 39,107 fatalities in the United States due to automotive accidents in 2019. The figure increased to 42,338 by 2020.

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