News Story


Fillmore - Fatal Traffic Collision
10/12/2013 10:00:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Fatality Traffic Collision

Report Number:

RB# 13-22919


Ventura Street at Santa Clara Avenue, Fillmore

Date & Time:

October 12, 2013  10:05 p.m.

Unit Responsible:

Fillmore Police Department / Patrol Services

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

City of Residence


Male Adult  -Deceased


Gracie Wall









On Saturday evening, October 12, 2013 at approximately 10:05 p.m., a traffic collision occurred at Ventura Street where it intersects Santa Clara Avenue.  Involved parties and witnesses said a blue 1998 Honda Civic was traveling south on Santa Clara Avenue and it entered onto Ventura Street directly into the path of a silver 2005 Chevrolet Malibu that was traveling west on Ventura Street.


The Chevrolet Malibu's front end collided broadside with the driver's side door of the Honda Civic causing major damage to both cars.  The Malibu came to rest facing the opposite direction on the roadway while the Civic left the road on the south shoulder of Ventura Street coming to rest against a chain link fence.  The solo occupant in the Honda was an 18-year old male from Fillmore and he was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.  The driver of the Malibu, Gracie Wall of Fresno and her male adult passenger both sustained minor neck / back pain injuries.  Both occupants of the Malibu declined being taken by ambulance to the hospital.


The name of the deceased will be released by the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office pending the notification of the deceased family members. 


Ventura Street was closed in both directions for approximately four hours for the investigation of this collision.  Ventura Street traffic was detoured onto Santa Clara Avenue between Ventura Street and Mountain View Street.


The preliminary investigation does not suggest that alcohol was a factor in this accident. 


The investigation into this collision is ongoing.  The Fillmore Police Department encourages anyone that might have witnessed this collision to contact the station at (805) 524-2233.



Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Craig Smith, Sergeant

Media Release Date:

October 13, 2013

Follow-Up Contact:

Craig Smith, Sergeant (805) 524-2233

Approved by:

Captain Luis Obregon