LOCATION: West Seventh Street at South A Street, Oxnard
DRIVER/VEHICLE: Male, 38 year-old Oxnard resident / 2020 GMC Sierra 2500
PEDESTRIAN: Carmen Ramirez, 73 year-old Oxnard resident
At approximately 6:40 PM on August 12, 2022, officers from the Oxnard Police Department and E.M.S. personnel responded to a call for service regarding a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The collision occurred at West Seventh Street and South A Street, in downtown Oxnard.
The initial investigation determined that a 2020 GMC Sierra, driven by a 38-year-old male, was traveling westbound on Seventh Street towards A Street. The pedestrian, who was reported to be crossing the intersection within the crosswalk, was struck by the vehicle. The pedestrian has been identified as former Oxnard City Council Mayor Pro Tem, and current District 5 Chair of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors Carmen Ramirez.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
Supervisor Ramirez was transported to a local hospital. Unfortunately, she did not survive her injuries.
At the time of this news release, Oxnard Police Department traffic investigators are on scene and continuing with their investigation.
An additional news release from the City of Oxnard is forthcoming.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is urged to contact Corporal Andrew Pinkstaff at (805) 385-7750 or via email at [email protected].