News Story


Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Collision
5/23/2015 1:58:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Single Vehicle Fatal Traffic Collision

Report Number:



200 E. Telegraph Road, Fillmore, CA

Date & Time:

05/23/2015, at 0158 hrs

Unit(s) Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(D) Cesar Garcia Mendez




On May 23, 2015, at approximately 0155 hours, Cesar Mendez was driving his vehicle eastbound on E. Telegraph Road (SR-126).  After passing through the Santa Clara Ave intersection, for unknown reasons, he drove off the roadway in the 200 block of E. Telegraph Road and collided into a utility pole.  The vehicle continued eastbound out of control and collided into a block wall coming to rest in the backyard at the residence at 250 E. Telegraph Road #17, El Dorado Mobil Home Park.  Cesar Mendez died at the scene. Alcohol appears to be a factor in this traffic collision.  The traffic collision is still under investigation.


Prepared by:

Sr. Deputy John Popp


News Release Date:



Media Follow-Up Contact:

Fillmore Police Department, 524-2234

Follow-up Investigator Sr. Deputy John Popp, 388.5146,



Approved by:

Captain Mark Franke



Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).