We regret to pass on to you that Ventura County Fire Engineer Ryan Osler was killed in the Line of Duty this morning in a fire apparatus crash.
The crash happened around 0620 hours on SR 246 in Lompoc. Two Firefighters were in the Ventura County water tender truck when it crashed. The passenger was killed, while the driver suffered only minor injuries. it is not clear what caused the crash but authorities are investigating. The rig was assisting with efforts to fight the Canyon Fire on Vandenberg Air Force Base. More to follow.
Our condolences to all those affected. RIP.