News Story


Fatal Traffic Collision
8/10/2017 9:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Fatal Traffic Collision

Report Number:

RB# 17-119596


Moorpark Road (Norwegian Grade)

Date & Time:

August 10, 2017, 5:50 pm

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department, Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau, Ventura County Fire Department


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




(D) Male

(P) Female






At about 5:50 pm, deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a fatal traffic collision which occurred on the Norwegian Grade in the city of Thousand Oaks.  As a result of the traffic collision, a small brush fire also started and was quickly put out by the Ventura County Fire Department.  This resulted in the Norwegian Grade being closed in both directions for several hours.


A sedan traveling north on the Norwegian Grade collided with a motorcyclist who was traveling south.  The motorcyclist was fatally injured as a result, and was pronounced dead at Los Robles Medical Center.  It is unknown at this time what caused the two vehicles to collide.  The driver of the sedan stopped after colliding with the motorcyclist, and has been cooperative with investigators.  At this time, alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this traffic collision.


The investigation is being conducted by the Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau.  Anyone who may have witnessed this traffic collision is asked to call (805) 494-8271.



Prepared by:

Deputy Chris Dyer


Media Release Date:

August 10, 2017


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Deputy Mike Berg

Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau

(805) 494-8271



Approved by:

Sgt. Carl Patterson