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Four die, two are injured in Camarillo car crash

September 19, 2011 |  9:40 pm

Fatal Camarillo Car Crash
Four men in their 20s died and two other victims were hospitalized after a car was broadsided early Monday in dark, foggy conditions in Ventura County.

The accident occurred in Camarillo when a 1997 Toyota Camry carrying five people was broadsided by a 2002 Cadillac sedan driven by a 78-year-old man, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said Monday night, citing a preliminary investigation.

Three men in the Camry were pronounced dead at the scene after the 6 a.m. crash on Pleasant Valley Road. A fourth man died at a hospital, authorities said, and a fifth suffered numerous head injuries but was expected to survive. He was in 20s.

The driver of the Cadillac was being treated for a broken leg, broken ribs and other internal injuries. He was identified as William Thomas Kimbell, the department said.

The names of the men in the Camry were not released. The department said the accident was under investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call investigators at (805) 662-6755.


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Map shows area where fatal crash occurred. Credit: Google Maps