News Story


Thousand Oaks - Man Killed After Vehicle Crashes Into Home
12/22/2016 9:14:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Vehicle into a Residence Fatality

Report Number:



2600 Block of Briarwood, Thousand Oaks, CA

Date & Time:

December 22, 2016 1:55AM

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department's Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence


(V) Igor Lirtsman

(A) Justin Stalberg

New York






This morning, at approximately 1:55am, (A) Justin Stalberg was driving his Ford F-150 southbound on Rustic Glen Drive. The south end of Rustic Glen ends in a cul de sac.  Stalberg failed to stop at the end of the cul de sac.  His vehicle left the roadway, driving over a curb and shrubbery.  His vehicle crashed through a fence and down a steep embankment where it struck a residence in the 2600 block of Briarwood. 


The truck crashed through a rear bedroom of the residence where (V) Igor Lirtsman was sleeping.  Mr. Lirtsman suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.  There were four other occupants in the residence, two adults and two children who were not physically injured.


The driver of the truck, (A) Stalberg was not injured.  He was detained at the scene, and was later arrested for 23153 (A) VC / Driving While Intoxicated causing Injury, and 191.5(a) PC / Gross Vehicular Manslaughter.  He was transported to the Ventura County Sheriff's Main Jail for booking.


The Thousand Oaks Police Department's Traffic Bureau is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or can provide information leading up to collision to call the Traffic Bureau at 805-494-8271. 


This was a terrible tragedy and a somber reminder during this holiday season to not drink and drive.  There are many options we can use to avoid such a tragic situation.  Please be cognizant that driving while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or marijuana could result in irreparable circumstances.



Prepared by:

Sgt. B. Payton


Media Release Date:

December 22, 2016


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Mike Berg, 805-494-8275

TOPD Traffic Collision Investigator



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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).