118 Fatal Victim ID'd, Driver Arrested For DUI

Wednesday October 10, 2018

    Update--The name of the victim in Wednesday afternoon's fatal crash on Highway 118 east of Saticoy has been released as the authorities say the driver of the car involved is under arrest for DUI.

    They say that 28-year-old Castro Margarito of Santa Paula was driving his Nissan Altima westbound on Highway 118 just east of Saticoy when he collided with a big rig truck making a left turn from eastbound 118 just east of Vineyard Avene.

    Margarito's passenger, 42-year-old Jose Jesus Medina Cruz of Santa Paula, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Margarito was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries and later arrested for DUI-alcohol.

    The driver of the big rig was not injured.

    The CHP continues to investigate the crash.