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OXNARD : Driver of Truck Had Fatal Heart Attack

A 51-year-old Oxnard man who died in his truck had suffered a fatal heart attack while driving, the coroner’s office said Tuesday.

John Frescas lost control of his pickup about 2:45 p.m. Monday while traveling north on Vineyard Avenue near Central Avenue in Ventura, authorities said.

Frescas, a delivery driver for Wilsen Bennett Co., an Oxnard floral transport service, was en route to a farm to pick up a load of flowers, a company spokesman said.

The vehicle ran off the road, scraped a power pole, ran over a fence and came to rest in a strawberry field, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.

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There were no other injuries in the accident, the spokeswoman said.

Frescas, who had worked at the company for about one year, is survived by his wife and two children.


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