One child was killed while two others were seriously wounded in an accident involving a teen driver this morning in Oxnard.
FOX 11 in Los Angeles reports that the accident happened at approximately 78:40 a.m. on Monday, September 30th near the Ramona Elementary School, located at the intersection of Anita Avenue and Cooper Road when a woman and two children, a 9-year-old girl, and an 8-year-old boy were crossing the street in the crosswalk.
A spokesperson for the Oxnard Police Department told Fox News that a 17-year-old girl driving a 2002 Chevrolet minivan was traveling eastbound on Cooper Road when she hit the three victims who were in a marked crosswalk at the time.
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A teacher and two teenage girls who lived nearby lent their assistance to the three victims and stayed with them until emergency crews were called to the scene. The three victims were rushed to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment in serious condition. The 8-year-old boy who was unresponsive at the crash scene later died at the hospital.
The teen driver stayed at the scene of the crash.
The victim has been identified as Alexander Vazquez, who was a student at Cesar Chavez Elementary School. The two other victims in the crash are currently listed in stable condition and are expected to be OK.
Police investigators do not believe that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the fatal crash. Luis McArthur with the Oxnard Police Department told reporters that it is possible that the teen driver was blinded by the sun and couldn’t see the people that were in the crosswalk.
The fatal crash is still under investigation.