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Oxnard man killed in serious five-car accident

The surviving family members of a 37-year-old Oxnard man have a lot of questions this month about the circumstances that led to his death. But because the investigation is still ongoing, officers from the California Highway Patrol are finding their questions rather difficult to answer.

According to the police report, the 37-year-old man was driving along Highway 118, just west of San Canyon Road in Somis when the accident occurred. Police say a 28-year-old Moorpark man was travelling westbound at the posted speed limit when he rear ended the 37-year-old man's vehicle. This collision caused his vehicle to turn sideways, sending it into eastbound traffic.

It was at this point, police say, that a truck being driven by a 40-year-old man, also from Moorpark, struck the vehicle on the right side. The first vehicle then continued westbound until it slammed into another vehicle which then collided with a fifth vehicle.

The serious multi-vehicle car accident is said to have resulted in numerous injuries to all those who were involved. The 37-year-old Oxnard man was the only one who died in this fatal accident.

Investigators are still trying to piece together the specifics of the case and have not released any new details as of yet. It still isn't known whether alcohol was a factor in this accident, nor is it clear whether another form of negligence could have been to blame. Until such a time when evidence can explain in detail what happened, the grieving family must hold onto hope that justice will be served in the end.

Source:, "5-Car Accident on Highway 118 Kills Oxnard Driver," Rebecca Whitnall, April 9, 2013

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