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Ventura County Memorial Day Weekend Fatal Crash Victims Identified

Tuesday June 01, 2021

     The California Highway Patrol has released more details about separate fatal traffic collisions in Ventura County over the three-day Memorial Day weekend including the names of the victims.

     They say the crash late Sunday afternoon on Sycamore Road north of the 126 and west of Fillmore happened when a 2015 Nissan Armada traveling eastbound on Sycamore veered off the roadway near Barnard Road and smashed into a wooden utility pole.

     The driver, 39-year-old David Brown of Fillmore, died at the scene.

     His passenger, a 27-year-old Fillmore man, was taken to VCMC with moderate injuries.

     The CHP says they're still investigating and they don't know if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

     Meanwhile, early Monday morning, about 13 hours later near Oxnard, a 1994 Ford Ranger was southbound on Rice Avenue south of Wooley Road when it traveled off the roadway and collided with a fence and a tree before overturning and coming to rest on its roof.

     The driver and only occupant of the pickup, 21-year-old Maria Arroyo of Oxnard, died at the scene.

     The CHP continues to investigate that crash and they say they do not know whether alcohol or drugs were involved.