Memorial Service to Be Held for Ventura County Rescuer Fatally Struck While Helping Victim in Castaic Area

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Loved ones of a Ventura County rescuer will remember the public servant during a memorial service in Westlake Village later this month after he was fatally struck during a rescue mission last week.

Jeff Dye, a fallen member of the Ventura County's Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team, is seen in this photo released by the agency on Feb. 2, 2019.
Jeff Dye, a fallen member of the Ventura County’s Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team, is seen in this photo released by the agency on Feb. 2, 2019.

Jeff Dye, a member of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team, will be honored during a public 11 a.m. service at Calvary Community Church on Feb. 15.

He and a fellow rescuer had stopped to save the driver of a vehicle that rolled over along the Grapevine near Lake Pyramid on Feb. 2, authorities said.

As the two were treating the crash victim, a passing vehicle lost control as it traveled northbound along the freeway and slammed into the scene, sheriff’s officials said. The collision killed Dye and injured several others, including three fellow first responders.

Dye and the other search and rescue team members were driving north toward Mount Pinos to do winter training at the time of the incident, authorities said.

He is survived by his wife Sandra Dye of Thousand Oaks.

Correction: A previous version of this story gave an incorrect date for the memorial service. The post has since been updated. 

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