Elderly woman killed in collision near Moorpark

Vehicle struck tree in center median

MOORPARK, Calif. - A 78-year-old woman from Simi Valley is dead following a traffic collision that occurred near Moorpark on Friday evening.

At around 9:00 p.m. Moorpark Police Department responded to a crash on Tierra Rejado Road, east of Walnut Creek Road.

When authorities arrived they found a vehicle that had left the roadway and struck a tree in the center median.

The vehicle was driven by the 78-year-old woman with an 80-year-old Simi Valley man in the passenger seat.

Both were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.

The two occupants were transported by ambulance to Los Robles Regional Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.

The male passenger was admitted and underwent surgery, the female driver died at the hospital.

Streets were closed in the area for about three hours while authorities investigated the scene.

The crash is under investigation but drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Moorpark Police Department at  (805) 532-2700.

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