VENTURA COUNTY SEES 7 DEATHS IN ONE NIGHT.
Ventura County Coroner's officials Saturday were investigating the deaths of seven people who died overnight Friday in four separate incidents.
The first death was that of Alenusz Moradian, 25, of Camarillo, who stepped in front of a southbound Amtrak train as it zipped through the Camarillo station at 70 mph about 7:30 p.m Friday, said Deputy Medical Examiner Michael Tellez. The woman's death has been ruled a suicide, he said.
About 8:30 p.m. Friday, two young men -- driver Patricio Juarez, 30, of Simi Valley and passenger Braulio Perez, 23, of Newbury Park -- were killed when the vehicle Juarez was driving overturned at the junction of the 23 and 101 freeways in Thousand Oaks. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene, said Deputy Medical Examiner Craig Stevens.
On the 118 Freeway, west of Rocky Peak in Simi Valley, a vehicle driven by Narek Gayanyan, 21, of Granada Hills somehow headed east in the westbound lanes, and shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday, slammed head-on into a pickup truck traveling west, Stevens said.
Both vehicles were traveling about 70 mph and burst into flames on impact, killing Gayanyan, the pickup driver and his passenger, who still have not been identified.
The last crash occurred about 9:15 a.m. Saturday on the 101 Freeway just west of Central Avenue in Camarillo, when a truck driven by David Lindblad, 43, of Camarillo veered off the freeway and overturned in a ravine, Tellez said. Lindblad died instantly, he said.