News Story

 

Thousand Oaks - Fatal Traffic Collision
3/31/2017 4:22:00 PM

 

Nature of Incident:

Fatality Traffic Collision

Report Number:

17-45807

Location:

Intersection of Rancho Road and East Hillcrest Drive

Date & Time:

03/30/2017 @ 5:50 p.m.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau

(P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

Age

(D) Araujo, Arturo

(D) Lopez, Gustavo

(P) Female Adult

(P) Male Juvenile                                                      

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

Thousand Oaks

24

37

38

17

 

Narrative:

On March 30, 2017, at about 5:50 p.m., the Sheriff's Communication Center received a 911 call of a traffic collision at the intersection of Rancho Road and East Hillcrest Drive.  Deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to the area and quickly determined two of the involved parties were deceased.  Two other involved parties, suffered minor to moderate injuries and were transported to a local hospital for care.  The two vehicles involved were a dark blue four door sedan and a white sport utility vehicle.

 

A preliminary investigation of the traffic collision showed the sedan was traveling westbound on East Hillcrest Drive.  For an unknown reason, the sedan lost control and veered into oncoming traffic.  At the same time, the white sport utility vehicle was traveling eastbound on East Hillcrest Drive.  The white sport utility vehicle collided with the sedan.  As a result, driver Arturo Araujo and passenger Gustavo Lopez in the dark blue sedan perished in the traffic collision. 

 

The area of Rancho Road and East Hillcrest Drive was closed to traffic for approximately six hours while investigators from the Traffic Bureau conducted their investigation.  Anyone who may have witnessed this traffic collision is asked to contact the Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau at (805) 494-8271.

 

 

Prepared by:

Deputy Chris Dyer

 

 

Media Release Date:

03/31/2017

 

Media Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Mike Berg

(805) 494-8271

mike.berg@ventura.org 

 

 

Approved by:

 

Captain Don Aguilar