Recent Santa Paula High Graduate Robert Perez Dies in Pedestrian Crash
SANTA PAULA, CA (June 29, 2021) – 18-year-old Robert Perez of Santa Paula was killed in a pedestrian accident early Wednesday morning in Santa Paula.
The accident happened around 3:37 a.m. on June 23, in the 15000 block of West Telegraph Road. According to the Santa Paula Police Department, Perez was lying in the roadway when a vehicle struck him.
Responding paramedics rushed him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with police.
Based on statements from a witness to the crash, Perez was in the roadway at the time of the crash. A preliminary investigation found that Perez’s blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit of 0.08%, police said.
Perez was an 18-year-old Santa Paula resident. He was a 2021 Santa Paula High School graduate and a football player.
Perez’s family has set up an online fundraiser to help pay for funeral and medical expenses. As of Thursday afternoon, it has raised $7,844 of its $13,000 goal.
The circumstances as to why Perez was lying on the roadway remain under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Robert Perez.
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