Fatal Hit and Run Arrest

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On Friday, June 24, 2016 at 7:12 a.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS responded to a hit and run traffic collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist.  The collision occurred on Lakehurst Street north of Janetwood Drive.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2001 Ford Expedition collided into a bicyclist, on a  Giant Rincon Mountain bike, near the intersection.  After the collision with the bicyclist, the Ford Expedition swerved to the opposite side of the road and collided with a tree. The driver, a 17 year old, fled the scene on foot and was located in the area moments later. The driver was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center, and was later arrested. The pedestrian was transported to the Ventura County Medical Center, where he later died as a result of his injuries.
Alcohol and/or drugs may have been factors in the collision. The collision is still under investigation. If anyone has information about this collision, please contact Senior Officer Jamie Brown at 805-385-7749 or via email at jamie.brown@oxnardpd.org.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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