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Traffic Collision In Ventura County Leaves Man Dead; Driver Of Car Arrested

The driver of a car involved in a fatal head-on crash in Ventura County has been arrested.

A car headed westbound on Highway 118 near Vineyard Avenue smashed head on into a tractor-trailer rig which was headed eastbound, and stopped in a turn lane. A Santa Paula man who was a passenger in the car was fatally injured.

His name hasn’t been released yet. The driver of the car in the Wednesday afternoon crash suffered moderate injuries, and was later arrested on a felony driving under the influence charge.

The driver of the big rig was unhurt.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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