Update from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office as of 4:50 p.m.: One motorist was killed, and two were injured in a three-vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer. SR 126 is closed in both directions, and will remain closed for several hours while investgators examine the scene.
One suspect has been arrested on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence.
Motorists should avoid the area entirely. US-101 and SR-118 are alternate routes.
Original post as of 4:06 p.m.: The eastbound and westbound lanes of State Route 126 are closed for an unknown period of time due to a big rig crash that killed one, according to a report from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
A fatal traffic collision occurred on SR-126 in Fillmore at approximately 2:24 p.m. Thursday, the report states. A big rig and at least two other vehicles are involved, and there is one confirmed fatality.
Motorists are urged to avoid the area as traffic is closed in both directions between Mountain View and the railroad tracks, at the eastern edge of Fillmore City.
Motorists are advised to use SR-118 or US-101 as alternate routes.
This is breaking news and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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Debby Fletcher Sheff
Andrew Roche idk if you’re driving around rn
Jeanette Vargas Lilia Aguila
That’s why a pray everytime I drive 126 people drive crazy it’s a very scary road
Macie see its dangerous
I agree! Heard someone call it blood alley!
So so horrible.
Ellen Sloan Zwirn
Why is it the DUI driver survives? I mean, they get punished(in a sense) but others die. So tragic. ?
CalTrans & police did a HORRID job on letting the public know there would be an hours-long closure until you were within sight of the closure itself. No one posted signs until after 6pm and it was too little too late. Who are the braindead officials responsible for letting the traveli8ng public know how INCOMPETENT they are? Letter going to all concerned.
TERRIBLE job by CalTrans & law enforcement in letting traveling public know about this hours-long closure until we were already within sight of the darn closure. Amateurs and runtbrained morons.
There needs to be SERIOUS penalties for DUI… something that changes their life because they change the lives of entire families forever.
And penalties for whoever supplied them the alcohol if there was a suspicion they were already drunk or were going to be driving.
Is alcohol REALLY worth all the death and destruction??