Ventura | Car Crash into Pole – One Dead at Scene

Ventura Police Department – Incident Press Release

On May 17th at 1:35 AM, the Ventura Police Command Center received a call of an injury traffic collision that just occurred on Telegraph Rd at Claremont Way.

Officers arrived on scene and located a vehicle that collided into a traffic signal pole with five occupants.

The investigation revealed that the driver was travelling eastbound on Telegraph Rd at a high rate of speed before leaving the roadway and colliding into the traffic signal pole. No other vehicles were involved in the collision. Alcohol was a contributing factor in the collision.

The five occupants, all from Fillmore, were treated on scene by the Ventura City Fire Department. The front passenger (15 year old male) had succumbed to his injuries on scene. The other four occupants were transported to the Ventura County Medical Center. The driver was in critical condition (21 year old male) and the three additional passengers (15 year old males) were in serious condition.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this collision is asked to call Corporal Gomez at 805-339-4474.


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