Oxnard, California (October 29, 2013) – Jose Antonio Renteria was killed Tuesday night by a car in Oxnard California. Renteria was standing in the roadway at the rear of a van after stepping off the sidewalk when a car, being driven by Edgar Raymond Cruz, collided with the van, pinning Renteria between the van and the car.
The accident happened in the 2100 block of North Ventura Road minutes before 5:00 o’clock. According to local residents, traffic on the residential lined street is heavy during rush hour. Residents have also seen many drivers speed through the residential street in an effort to go around traffic. The road remained closed for several hours after the accident. Witnesses are asked to contact (805) 385-7750.
Jose Antonio Renteria was 57 years old. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The driver, Edgar Raymond Cruz, of Oxnard, is 31 years old. Police investigators are looking into the cause of the accident. it is not clear whether drugs or alcohol played a factor in the collision.