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Good Samaritans At Scene Of Ventura County Car Crash Become Victims; One Dead, One Seriously Injured

One woman is dead, and a second was seriously injured after they stopped to help victims of a traffic collision in Ventura County, and were struck themselves by a hit and run driver.

An SUV veered off of East Pleasant Valley Road in Oxnard Sunday night and hit a tree. The driver fled the scene, leaving behind a passenger who had suffered minor injuries. People in a second SUV stopped to help.

Moments later, a third SUV approached the scene, and hit the good Samaritans.

A 51 year old Oxnard woman died at the scene, and a 23 year old Oxnard woman was seriously injured. Oxnard police say the driver of the third vehicle fled the scene, but they found Francisco Javier Garcia a short time later. The 49 year old Oxnard man was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter, felony hit and run, and driving under the influence causing injury.