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OXNARD : Woman Injured in Car Wreck Dies

A 68-year-old Ventura woman died early Tuesday of injuries suffered when the car she was riding in broadsided another vehicle at a traffic light in Oxnard, authorities said.

Takako Rogers complained of chest pains after the accident at 3:42 p.m. Monday, but it wasn’t until she reached the hospital that doctors realized the seriousness of her internal injuries.

She died about 1 a.m. Tuesday after undergoing emergency surgery at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard, Deputy Coroner Craig Stevens said.

According to police, the accident happened when Rogers’ 64-year-old husband, Blake, ran a red light on Ventura Road and slammed into a van making a left turn on 7th Street.

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The driver of the van was not injured.

The Rogerses’ two granddaughters, ages 10 and 8, were riding in the back seat but were not hurt.


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