Ventura County Supervisor Carmen Ramirez is killed in Oxnard crash

Ventura County Superintendent Carmen Ramirez was struck by an SUV and killed while walking at a crosswalk in Oxnard on Friday night, according to authorities.

The accident happened around 6:40 p.m. on West 7th Street and South A Street, the Oxnard Police Department confirmed late Friday.

Investigators found that a pedestrian, later identified as Ramirez, 73, was walking in a crosswalk at the intersection when she was struck by a 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 being driven by a 38-year-old Oxnard resident.

Ramirez was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators, police said. He was not identified by authorities as of Friday night.

After a preliminary investigation, authorities determined the GMC was traveling west on 7th Street toward A Street when the accident occurred, police said.

Ramirez previously served on the Oxnard City Council.

The authorities remained on site late Friday evening and continued the investigation.

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact Cpl. Andrew Pinkstaff at (805) 385-7750 or Ventura County Supervisor Carmen Ramirez is killed in Oxnard crash

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