News Story


Thousand Oaks/ Fatal Traffic Accident
10/20/2011 12:35:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Fatal Traffic Accident

Report Number:



Wendy Drive @ Peppermint Street, Thousand Oaks

Date & Time:

October 19, 2011 @ 11:57 p.m.

Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau

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

City of Residence


Carpenter, Maxwell Martin




On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at 11:57 p.m., deputies from the Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a solo motorcycle accident at the intersection of Wendy Drive and Peppermint Street. Accident investigators determined that Maxwell Carpenter was riding his motorcycle southbound on Wendy Drive when he lost control of the motorcycle in the area of Peppermint Street and collided with the west curb and a street sign.   


Carpenter was treated at the scene and then transported by ambulance to Los Robles Hospital.  Shortly after arrival at the hospital, Carpenter was pronounced deceased due to injuries he sustained during the accident.


The cause of this collision is still being investigated. 



Deputy Preparing Media Release:

Sgt. Rick Harwood

Media Release Date:

October 20, 2011

Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Rick Harwood / (805) 494-8271

Approved by:

Capt. Bill Ayub