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CHP Blames Distracted Driving For Somis Crash

Saturday May 01, 2021

 (Photo courtesy of the CHP in Ventura)

   The CHP is blaming distracted driving for a crash in Somis Saturday.

     It happened on Highway 118 (Los Angeles Avenue) near Groves Place.

     The CHP says the driver was eastbound on the 118 "when they made the unsafe decision to use their cell phone."

     They say the truck went out of control, traveled off the road, and crashed into a power pole sheering it in half.

     The CHP says the vehicle continued out of control and crashed into a drainage ditch.

     They say that fortunately the driver and only occupant of the vehicle was wearing his seatbelt and did not sustain any injuries.

     The crash did force closure of the roadway for several hours.