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Ventura County Crossing Guard Fatally Injured In Traffic Accident Identified


Authorities are now identifying a crossing guard who died as the result of a traffic accident in Ventura County.

Susan Burk of Simi Valley was working at the intersection of Los Angeles and Socrates Avenues in Simi Valley Tuesday afternoon when there was a three vehicle collision. One of the vehicles hit the 62 year old woman, who wasn’t in the street at the time.

She died a short time later at a hospital.  Burk was set to work the intersection for kids leaving Arroyo Elementary School. The accident happened before students had been dismissed from classes for the day.

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.