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Ventura County Man Dies, Driver Arrested As A Result Of Traffic Accident

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 10:41am

A Ventura County man is dead, and the driver of the car he was riding in has been arrested on a vehicular manslaughter charge.

Ventura Police say a car being driven by Nicholas Gaeta of Santa Paula was eastbound on Thompson Boulevard, near Catalina Street just after 11:30 Saturday night when he slammed into a parked truck.  A passenger in the car, Sergio Juarez Junior of Santa Paula, suffered massive head injuries.  The 24 year old man died later at a local hospital.

Police say they arrested Gaeta at the scene, after he showed signs of intoxication.

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