Child in car crash dies
By Staff reports
June 5, 2006
A 19-month-old Camarillo boy died Saturday night from injuries sustained in a car crash earlier in the day, authorities said.
Alex Hurd, the son of Devin and Kelly Hurd of Camarillo, died of blunt force head injuries, Ventura County Senior Deputy Medical Examiner Mike Feiler said Sunday.
The Hurds' minivan collided with a truck driven by David Mark, 42, of Camarillo at Glenbrook Avenue and Las Posas Road in Camarillo about 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
When Camarillo police arrived at the crash site, they found Alex suffering from major head injuries. An ambulance took the child to St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, where he died at 6:45 p.m., Capt. Ken Cozzens said.
Alex, who was traveling with his parents, was secured properly in his child car seat, Feiler said.
Mark, who allegedly drove away from the scene following the crash, was stopped by deputies a short distance away and arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, authorities said.