Speed was a factor in Adan Lara’s death

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Ojai Valley News photo by Marie Eriel Hobro

Ventura Couty Public Works employees install signs in early January designating part of Creek Road as the Adan Lara memorial Roadway.

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has concluded its investigation of the Oct. 30 traffic collision that claimed the life of Ojai resident Adan Lara. A recommendation of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence, a misdemeanor, will be made to the Ventura County District Attorney's office, according to CHP information officer Rolando Tejeda.

Lara, 57, was part of a Ventura County Public Works crew clearing a drainage ditch on Creek Road when he was struck by a 2012 Honda Accord driven by Lisa Clapier.

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