The authorities on Tuesday, May 5th, identified the young man who died in a solo vehicle crash in Ventura, California, an accident report update states. The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office released the victim’s name as Hector Owens, 20.
The examiner listed the cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries and ruled it an accident. The preliminary report by the police showed that Owens passed away after crashing his car in an unincorporated area near El Rio.
The call about the accident which took place on Monday night, May 4th, came in at about 10:30 p.m. Investigators with the California Highway Patrol said that the deceased was the sole occupant of a 2009 Nissan Altima traveling north on Vineyard Avenue near Central Avenue.
Owens, for unknown reasons, failed to negotiate a curve on the roadway properly, and went off it, straight into a utility pole. The medics at the scene could do nothing for him, and they pronounced him dead.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Anyone with relevant and helpful information should contact the police or the Ventura CHP office on their listed lines.
A single-vehicle crash is one of the most common types of accidents that occur in California. Traffic officials believe factors that lead to it are avoidable if drivers follow traffic rules, and exercise due care while on the road.
The officials also believe that the fatality rate of solo crashes can be reduced if those involved or witnesses file accident reports on time. The latter would enable first responders to arrive at the scene timeously and perform first aid.
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