A 15-year-old boy died after a car driven by a man who had earlier stabbed two people at a Simi Valley Walmart rolled over and struck several high schoolers in Thousand Oaks, police said.
In addition to the dead 15-year-old, a 14-year-old girl was critically injured, while a 16-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy were also injured, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Ashely Barrios said. The condition of the driver was not immediately known.
The crash happened near Lake View Canyon Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard, close to Westlake High School. In a written statement, Conejo Valley Unified School District Superintendent Mark McLaughlin said the crash happened around 3:15 p.m. He added that students were hit as they were walking on the sidewalk.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with these students, their families, friends, and the entire Warrior community,” McLaughlin said.
NBC4’s NewsChopper4 helicopter showed the car on its roof next to a bus stop.
The driver of the car was wanted for allegedly stabbing an employee at a Walmart on the 200 block of Cochran Street in Simi Valley, the Simi Valley Police Department said. The stabbing happened around 2:42 p.m. and the attacker fled before police arrived.
Barrios said the man stabbed another person at the Walmart, as well. Both victims were taken to a hospital.
Following the stabbing, the person went to Camarillo and was involved in a “domestic dispute” with family members, which resulted in no injuries, Barrios said. After that is when the crash happened.
This is a developing story and will be updated.
Source: NBC Los Angeles