Scott Tenzer, Natalie Stafford, and Cristian Aranda Jr. Killed in 2-Car Accident on Pacific Coast Highway [Oxnard, CA]

Scott Tenzer, Natalie Stafford, and Cristian Aranda Jr. Killed in 2-Car Accident on Pacific Coast Highway [Oxnard, CA]

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Three Pronounced Dead after Two-Vehicle Collision near Naumann Road

OXNARD, CA (December 21, 2023) – Late Tuesday evening, Natalie Stafford, Scott Tenzer, and Cristian Aranda Jr. died in a 2-car accident.

Around 11:10 p.m., police responded to the scene on the southbound lanes of Pacific Coast Highway near Naumann Road.

Per reports, the driver of a northbound Volkswagen Golf veered into the southbound lanes and struck a Nissan Sentra. Shortly after, a southbound Scion Fr-S struck the disabled Volkswagen Golf.

In addition, the Scion also struck 21-year-old Aranda Jr., of Port Hueneme, who was attempting to assist those in need. The pedestrian succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office later identified the deceased driver as 44-year-old Scott Tenzer of Malibu. Additionally, Tenzer’s passenger, 48-year-old Natalie Stafford, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

Responding authorities arrested the 28-year-old Oxnard man driving the Scion for suspicion of DUI. 

The loved ones of Aranda Jr. set up a GoFundMe page to help with costs during this time.

Oxnard Officials are asking those with additional information about the crash to contact the CHP’s Ventura area office at 805-662-2640.


Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of Scott Tenzer, Natalie Stafford and Cristian Aranda Jr. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.


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