Elijah Franco Dead after DUI Collision on Terrace Avenue [Oxnard, CA]


31-Year-Old Man Arrested after Motorcycle Crash on Pleasant Valley Road

OXNARD, CA (November 3, 2022) – Tuesday afternoon, a motorcycle crash on Terrace Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road left Elijah Franco dead.

The incident happened on November 1st, at around 1:30 p.m. near the Villa Capri Mobile Home Park.

According to reports, Franco was riding a 2022 Kawasaki Ninja westbound on Pleasant Valley Road and began making a turn onto Terrace Avenue. In the intersection, he was struck by a 2017 Honda Accord. The impact of the collision left Franco severely injured.

When first responders arrived at the scene they transported Franco to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment. There, medics pronounced 19-year-old Elijah Franco dead due to the extent of his injuries.

Meanwhile, police assessed the driver of the Accord at the scene and determined he was driving under the influence. Police then arrested the 31-year-old man on suspicion of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter.


The Sweet James team sends their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Elijah Franco. Their thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.


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