An investigation is under way into the death a Maryland art student with Ojai ties. Gabriella Giselle Camejo, 22, was struck by a vehicle Feb. 15 and died from head injuries less than an hour later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Camejo and Kent Daniel Miller, 23, were walking in a north Baltimore neighborhood near Maryland Institute College of Art at about 10:30 p.m. when both were struck by a 2005 GMC Yukon driven by Teresa Jackson, 48. Miller’s injuries were not life threatening and he told Baltimore city Police that he and Camejo had left a tavern shortly before the accident. Camejo attended Malibu High School and was an Ojai Studio Artists scholarship recipient in 2007 and 2005. According to a 2007 OVN story, Camejo was interested in expressing dreams and the subconscious in art and hoped to study in Italy. She was a participant in the “Made in Ojai III” and “Made in Ojai V” art exhibits. OSA member Ruth Farnham remembered Camejo from the