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Update to Triunfo Canyon Road Traffic Collision
9/3/2016 6:29:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Follow-up to Serious Injury Traffic Collision

Report Number:

RB# 16-132877


City of Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

September 2, 2016  11:50 am


Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence


(P) Gerald Elliott Heller




Yesterday, at approximately 11:50 am, a traffic collision occurred on Triunfo Canyon Road, east of Westlake Boulevard.  The collision involved two vehicles with drivers only.  It is believed that one of the drivers, (P) Gerald Elliott Heller, may have suffered a medical emergency leading up to the collision.


Mr. Heller was transported to Los Robles Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.  Last night, at approximately 10:28 pm, Mr. Heller passed away.  The cause of his death has not been determined.  At this time, there are no further details, and the investigation is continuing. 


Prepared by:

Sergeant B. Payton


Media Release Date:

September 3, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant B. Payton




Approved by:

Captain Todd Inglis