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One Man Dies, Second Arrested Following Head-On Traffic Accident In Conejo Valley

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 9:23am

A Ventura County man is dead, and three other people hurt in what authorities say was a head-on traffic accident caused by a DUI driver.

Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies say a car being driven northbound on Reino Road, near Borchard Road in Newbury Park yesterday morning crossed over into the southbound lanes, and hit an SUV in a turn lane.

A passenger in the car, Nichola Cwayna of Newbury Park, died from injuries suffered in the crash.

The driver of the car, Alejandro Pope of Newbury Park, was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and DUI causing injury.

The three people hurt in the crash escaped with minor injuries.

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