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Santa Paula man killed in head-on crash near Saticoy


VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. - California Highway Patrol and Ventura County firefighters responded to a fatal crash near Saticoy Friday afternoon.

The crash was first reported around 1:37 p.m. on Foothill Road just east of N. Saticoy Avenue.

CHP said a 1992 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 62-year-old Santa Paula man was traveling eastbound on Foothill while a 2008 Toyota Highlander driven by a 29-year-old man from Wilmington was driving westbound.

For reasons still under investigation, the Toyota allegedly merged into the eastbound lane from the west, crashing head-on into the Chevrolet.

The Chevrolet driver was killed on impact and the Toyota driver was transported to Ventura County Medical Center with serious injuries. The man's current condition is unclear.

CHP said they have not yet determined if drugs or alcohol were involved in the incident.

Foothill Road was closed between Saticoy Avenue and Wells Road for about five hours during the crash investigation.

This investigation remains ongoing. Anyone who witnessed or has information related to the crash may contact Ventura CHP Public Information Officer, Steve Lutzke at 805-662-2640.

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