OXNARD, Calif. - A deadly crash in Oxnard Thursday morning killed one person and injured a 2-year-old boy.
The collision happened at about 4 a.m. in the 1600 block of North Rose Avenue. Police found a green 1998 Dodge Ram pickup truck in the center divider across from St. John's Medical Center. A 30-year-old man and the toddler were found inside the car.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene by medics but miraculously the child survived with only minor injuries, according to the Oxnard Police Department. The 2-year-old was taken to Ventura County Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery.
Police say the driver of the pickup was driving at a high rate of speed southbound on Rose Avenue when he lost control, left the roadway, and crashed into a palm tree in the center divider.
The names of the victim and child are being withheld until the family is notified.
All southbound traffic on Rose Avenue was closed from Gonzales Road for several hours while Oxnard Police Department Traffic officers investigated the wreck. The roadway has since reopened.
While the deadly crash remains under investigation, Oxnard police believe speed and alcohol were contributing factors in the collision.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Senior Officer Jamie Brown at 805-385-7749 or email Jamie.email@example.com.