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Head On Crash Kills One, Injuries One on Highway 118 In Ventura County

Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:58pm

One man is dead, and a second injured following a fiery crash on Highway 118 in Ventura County.

It happened just before noon, between Oxnard and Ventura, at the intersection of Vineyard and Los Angeles Avenues.

The CHP says a westbound car that was moving erratically hit a guard rail, slammed into a westbound truck, and then skidded into eastbound lanes, where it and an eastbound tanker truck collided.  Eyewitnesses say the car appeared as if it was trying to pass other vehicles before the crash.

The man was trapped in the vehicle, which burned following the collision.  His name hasn’t been released yet, pending notification of family.  The driver of the tanker truck escaped with minor injuries.

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