News Story


Camarillo/ Fatal Traffic Collision
2/28/2012 9:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Fatal Traffic Collision

Report Number:



Las Posas Road at Carmen Drive

Date & Time:

February 27, 2012, at approximately 6:35 PM

Unit Responsible:

Camarillo Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence


Decedent-Adult Female

Party-Richena Curphey

Party-Christy Dungey








On February 27, 2012, the Camarillo Police Department, Ventura County Fire Department, and American Medical Response (AMR) responded to the area of Las Posas Rd. and Carmen Dr. to an injury traffic accident.  Initial reports were that two vehicles were involved in the traffic collision and one vehicle had rolled over.


Upon investigation, it was determined by deputies that Richena Curphey was driving a 2009 Honda FIT westbound on Las Posas Rd., approaching the intersection of Carmen Dr.  Christy Dungey was driving a 2001 Ford F-250 eastbound on Las Posas Rd. approaching the intersection of Carmen Dr.  Curphey made a left turn onto Carmen Dr., from Las Posas Rd. and collided with Dungey. 


An adult female passenger in Curphey's vehicle died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.  The victim's name is not being released at this time pending family notification.  The relationship between Curphey and the decedent is not known at this time. 


The traffic accident is under investigation at this time.  Anyone who might have witnessed the accident is asked to contact the Camarillo Police Department/Traffic Bureau at 388-5100.  It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident. 


Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sergeant Renee Ferguson

Media Release Date:

February 27, 2012

Follow-Up Contact:

Sergeant Renee Ferguson 805 388-5132/Ventura County Coroner's Office 805 641-4400

Approved by:

Captain Higgason


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).