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Police correct names in fatal Oxnard crash

Oxnard Police release the wrong name in a fatal accident.

The following is a press release from the Oxnard Police Department with the appropriate corrections:

On March 21, 2017, at approximately 8:09 p.m., officers from the Oxnard Police Department and EMS personnel responded to a collision in the area of Pleasant Valley Road and Longfellow Way. When officers and EMS personnel arrived, they discovered a single vehicle was involved in a collision with a driver and three passengers trapped in the vehicle. Based on the preliminary investigation, the driver of the Chevy Pickup truck was traveling westbound on Pleasant Valley Road at a high rate of speed.

The driver lost control of the pickup truck as he traversed over a railroad grade crossing located east of Longfellow Way. The driver was unable to gain control of the pickup truck and collided into an electrical pole and large palm tree.

EMS personnel used extrication tools to rescue the driver and occupants from the vehicle. Passengers Felipe Coria (20-year-old Oxnard resident) and Carlos Pena (18-year-old Oxnard resident) were transported to the Ventura County Medical Center with moderate injuries and are listed in stable condition.

EMS personnel attempted to render aid to the driver, Mario Gurrola (22-year-old Port Hueneme resident) and passenger Luis Fernando Hernandez (20-year-old Oxnard resident); however, both succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the collision.

It is unknown if alcohol and/or drugs are involved but speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the collision. The collision is still under investigation.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to call Senior Officer Maria Pena at 805-385-7750, or email



It happened Tuesday a little after 8:00 p.m.

Officers said upon arrival they found four people trapped in a vehicle. The investigation found the driver of the vehicle was speeding when he lost control of the truck as he was going over railroad tracks, and collided with an electrical pole and palm tree.

EMS reported Mario Gurrola, 22, of Port Hueneme and Carlos Pena, 18, of Oxnard died at the scene.

Two others were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

The crash is under investigation.

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