Firefighter killed in California apparatus crash



Authorities say a Ventura County firefighter has died after the truck he was in rolled over multiple times Wednesday morning.

Ventura County Fire Chief Mike Lindbery announced the tragic loss of Fire Engineer Ryan Osler in line of duty vehicle accident just moments ago.

The accident happened around 6:20 a.m. on State Route 246 at Purisima Road in Lompoc. Officials on the scene of the accident say two firefighters were in the Ventura County water tender truck when it crashed.


Two firefighters assigned to the massive blaze were in the water tender truck when it crashed around 6:20 a.m. on Highway 246 at Purisima Road in Lompoc, Santa Barbara-area television station KEYT reported.

The passenger became trapped in the vehicle after it rolled over multiple times and died, local authorities told the station.

The driver survived, sustaining minor injuries.

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