Bicyclist killed in Oxnard hit-and-run; 17-year old driver arrested

Apparently, you’re never too young to take a life while driving under the influence.

The Ventura County Star reports a bike rider was killed in an Oxnard hit-and-run Friday morning, and the 17-year old driver taken into custody minutes later.

Forty-two-year old Oxnard resident Gregory Dominguez was riding near the intersection of Lakehurst Street and Janetwood Drive a little after 7 am Friday when he was struck by an SUV.

The driver continued down Lakehurst, knocking down numerous mailboxes before crossing the road, and crashing into a magnolia tree with enough force to knock it down.

The driver, who has not been publicly identified, then fled the scene on foot, but was arrested nearby. Police say drugs or alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

Dominguez was taken to the Ventura County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The Star reports local residents have tried in vain to get city officials to do something about speeding drivers on what should be a quiet, residential street.

Evidently, they need to do something about teenage drivers who are drunk or stoned at seven in the morning, as well.

This is the 45th bicycling fatality in Southern California this year, and the fourth in Ventura County.

My deepest sympathy and prayers for Gregory Dominguez and all his loved ones.

3 comments

  1. mark panitz says:

    now i wonder what charges Ventura d/a will file in this case?
    as they did only file non-felony charges in similar incident

  2. JD says:

    Our prayers go up for the family and friends of Mr. Dominguez.

  3. Ralph says:

    As juvenile he won’t get to much. Hope that he is banned from driving until 21 along with drug and alcohol treatments. One would hope for a couple of years in juvenile hall. If he does manage to get straightened up he can seal the records and go on to lead a productive life.

    My sympathies to the victim and his family.

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