Female Passenger Killed in Single-Vehicle Crash at Mile Marker 22.8 near Wheeler Springs

OJAI, CA (October 17, 2022) – Wednesday afternoon, a woman was killed and a man was airlifted after a solo-car accident on Highway 33.

The fatal incident occurred around 4:12 p.m., on the south side of Maricopa Highway just north of Wheeler Springs.

Following preliminary investigations, officers determine that the driver of a 2001 Acura MDX veered off the road and crashed into a hillside. Upon impact, the vehicle overturned before coming to rest.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, the female passenger died at the scene. Authorities only described her as a Ventura County resident in her 40s.

Meanwhile, responding medical personnel airlifted the 41-year-old male driver from Taft to Ventura County Medica Center with significant injuries.

Those with further information regarding the solo-car accident on Highway 33 are encouraged to contact the Ventura area CHP office at 805-662-2640.

The team at Sweet James would like to take this opportunity to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased woman. May you find comfort and strength during this time.

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