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Fiery Crash on Wells Road Involving a Big-Rig Left Two Fatalities, Including Ruben F. Hernandez

VENTURA, CA (November 3, 2021) A fiery crash on Wells Road claimed the lives of two men last Friday night.

The crash happened just before 10 p.m. on Wells Road, where it crosses over Highway 126 in the Saticoy area.

According to the CHP, two Oxnard men in a 2003 Mitsubishi Montero SUV died at the scene.

Later on, officials identified the driver as 33-year-old Ruben F. Hernandez.

Meanwhile, authorities only describe his passenger as a 22-year-old man.

Investigators later determined that Hernandez Drove southbound on Wells Road when it crashed into the left rear of a 2017 Freightliner semi trailer.

As a result, the Mitsubishi caught on fire leaving the two Mitsubishi occupants with fatal injuries.

Meanwhile, the big-rig driver remains uninjured.

Ventura Officials are now working to identify the circumstances surrounding the fiery crash.

Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact Officer Steve Lutzke at 805-662-2640.


Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies out to the friends and family of the victims. May the loving memories of your loved one and the love of family give you strength in the days ahead.


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