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Mother, Son Killed When Car Hits Pole

April 18, 2001|HOLLY J. WOLCOTT

OXNARD — A 58-year-old man and his 89-year-old mother were killed Tuesday afternoon when their car slammed into a light pole, the California Highway Patrol said.

Richard William Morris and Margorie Heavner, both of Oxnard, died instantly in the 3:30 p.m. crash at Rice Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road, CHP Officer Dave Webb said.

Morris was driving south on Rice Avenue when he rounded a curve at 45 to 55 mph, Webb said.

The car drifted onto the dirt shoulder and skidded about 200 feet through the intersection before hitting a pole on the southwest corner, Webb said.

The intersection was closed for more than three hours, causing backups on Rice Avenue and Pleasant Valley Road.

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