News Story


Thousand Oaks/ Fatal Traffic Collision
1/18/2012 10:30:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Fatal Traffic Collision

Report Number:



Lynn Road at Ventu Park Road

Date & Time:

01/16/2012  130pm

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (W)itnesses (D)ecedent

City of Residence


(V) Floriene Mary Hamel

(P) Wendi Elene Tovey

Newbury Park

Newbury Park




On 01/16/2012, Floriene Hamel was driving her 1998 Nissan Altima southbound on Ventu Park Road.  As she was making a left turn onto eastbound Lynn Road, her vehicle was struck by a 2000 Ford Expedition traveling westbound on Lynn Road.  Hamel was transported to Los Robles Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.  The driver of the Expedition, Wendi Tovey, was transporting seven nine-year-olds to Newbury Park after an event in Simi Valley.  There were no significant injuries to any of the children.  The collision is currently under investigation.


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sergeant Barbara Payton

Media Release Date:


Follow-Up Contact:

Senior Deputy Rick Godfrey   805.494.8275

Approved by:

Captain Ayub