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Elderly Woman and Her Dog Killed in Ventura Traffic Collision

Authorities on the South Coast are investigating a deadly crash that left an elderly woman and her dog dead.

It happened around 6:30 Saturday evening in Ventura at Telephone Road and Ramelli Avenue. Police say the woman was walking her dog along a crosswalk when a vehicle, driven by a 25-year-old man, plowed into them. Investigators say the man was traveling northbound on Ramelli and made a left turn onto westbound Telephone when he struck them.

Ventura Police and Fire responded to the scene and found the elderly woman with serious injuries and the dog dead. The woman was rushed to the Ventura County Medical Center where she died.

The investigation is ongoing. It’s not known if alcohol or drugs were factors in the collision.