[KHTS] – A two-vehicle traffic collision on State Route 126, between Fillmore and Piru, resulted in the death of a Fillmore man Tuesday afternoon.
Adrian Cervantes, 31, of Fillmore, was driving in a 2015 Gray Honda Civic on the westbound SR-126 near Hopper Canyon Road at approximately 1:10 p.m. Tuesday when he collided head-on with Robin Meyer, 60, of Fresno, who was driving a 2015 International water truck on the eastbound SR-126.
For reasons under investigation, the Honda crossed over the painted center-median and into the eastbound lanes directly into the path of the water truck, according to Moorpark CHP officer Miguel Duarte. Meyer was unable to avoid the Honda and a head-on collision occurred.
Photo: Ventura County Sheriff
Cervantes was trapped in his car and was rescued by the Ventura County Fire Department, but was later pronounced deceased at the scene, said Duarte.
Ventura County Air Squad 9 responded and landed at the scene, but was ultimately not used, according to Duarte.
Meyer sustained minor injuries and advised he would seek his own medical aid, said Duarte.
The incident resulted in the closure of the westbound and eastbound lanes of the SR-126 for approximately 30 minutes.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and Caltrans responded to the scene and assisted with traffic control.
The collision is under investigation by the CHP’s Moorpark Area office.
Witnesses are encouraged to contact the CHP’s Moorpark office at (805) 553-0800.