Five killed, driver arrested in Guiberson Road accident

Five passengers in a sedan driven by Fillmore resident Gerardo Villa, 32, were killed in a collision with a power pole Tuesday about 5 a.m.

The California Highway Patrol identified the deceased as Guillermo Aguiniga, 29; Juan Carlos Gallardo, 34; his brother Miguel Gallardo, 23; Horacio Sanchez, 23; and Raul Fletes, 43.

All 5 passengers were ejected from the vehicle at the time of impact. Only the driver was wearing a seat belt.
An Edison Company crew found the accident scene about 6:00 a.m. when responding to a power outage. Guiberson Road was closed to traffic for approximately 5 hours.

According to CHP reports, Villa, the only survivor of the accident, was treated at the Ventura County Medical Center for undisclosed injuries. He was later arrested for felony drunk driving, driving with a suspended or revoked license, and vehicular manslaughter. He is reported held at Ventura County Jail with bail set at $500,000.