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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Monday June 20th, 2022 :: 01:23 p.m. PDT


News Story - Fatal Traffic Collision

Nature of Incident:
Report Number:
Fatal Traffic Collision
Wendy Drive / Peppermint Place
Date & Time: June 19, 2022, 2:57 a.m.
Unit(s) Responsible: Thousand Oaks Police Department - Traffic Bureau
(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence

(D)  Male Adult                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Thousand Oaks
On June 19, 2022, at about 2:57 am, the Thousand Oaks Police Department and the Ventura County Fire Department responded to an injury vehicle traffic collision which occurred on Wendy Drive near Peppermint Place. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a fully engulfed vehicle fire. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.
The initial investigation revealed the vehicle was travelling southbound on Wendy Drive when it left the road and collided with a tree on the west side of Wendy Drive north of Peppermint Place. The identity of the deceased is under investigation and pending notification of next of kin by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The cause of the collision is under investigation by the Thousand Oaks Police Department Traffic Bureau. Anyone who witnessed or has any additional information about the collision is encouraged to contact Deputy Jason Cashmark at (805) 373-2311.
Prepared by: Deputy Chris Riggs  
News Release Date: June 20, 2022  
Media Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Matthew Ogonowski
[email protected]
(805) 494-8246
Approved by: Captain Cook  

Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

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