Oxnard Man Pleads Guilty To Fatal DUI Hit And Run Crash Two Weeks After It Happened

Tuesday November 22, 2022

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     It rarely happens in such serious cases, but an Oxnard man Tuesday pleaded guilty 15 days after he was involved in a fatal DUI hit and run crash that claimed the life of a motorcyclist on the 101 Freeway in Oxnard.

     It was on Sunday night, November 6th, that 32-year-old Anthony Pacheco III drove his 2018 Honda into the rear of a 1972 BMW motorcycle ridden by 59-year-old David Reich on the southbound 101 before Rice Avenue in Oxnard.

     Pacheco then fled on foot to a residence in Camarillo where he was later tracked down and arrested.

     Reich, who was ejected and struck by other vehicles, died at the scene.

     It was the last of four fatal crashes that weekend that claimed eight lives overall.

     Tuesday, Pacheco pleaded guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter with Gross Negligence and admitted a Special Allegation of Fleeing the Scene of a Crime.

     He also withdrew his denials to having prior convictions, at least one of them was a DUI.

     Pacheco will remain free under supervised and monitored release until his sentencing on January 4th.