18-Year-Old Man Pronounced Dead after Auto Accident near Bard Road

PORT HUENEME, CA (August 3, 2022) – Late Friday afternoon, 18-year-old Matthew Lares was killed in a rollover collision on Ventura Road.

Police responded to the scene around 4:22 p.m., on the southbound lanes of Ventura near Bard Road on July 8th.

For reasons under investigation, a vehicle occupied by Lares collided with another vehicle driven by a woman. Police said one vehicle hit a tree while the other rolled over.

Medical personnel arrived and pronounced Lares dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, the other involved driver suffered non life-threatening injuries. Although, authorities have not yet released her name or place of residency.

The loved ones of Matthew Lares set up a GoFundMe page to help with expenses during these trying times.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further details is still underway. Once available, more information will be released.


The team at Sweet James would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Matthew Lares. May you find comfort and strength in the difficult days ahead.


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