As of July, six people have died at the Oceano Dunes in 2019.
This is the highest number of deaths at the state vehicular recreation area on record, going back to at least 2008, according to data provided by California State Parks. Data from 2008 was the furthest back California State Parks could provide to The Tribune in a Public Records Act request.
Here’s how the number of fatal vehicle crashes compares over the years:
Here’s a look at the six people who’ve has been killed at the Dunes this year.