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No charges filed in firefighter fatal rollover accident

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced in a press release Tuesday that no criminal charges will be filed against the driver of the fire truck involved in a fatal crash.

Ventura County firefighters, Ryan Osler and Adam Price were driving to Vandenberg Air Force Base to work on the Canyon Fire back in September 2016.

Price was driving on Highway 246 when their tanker truck over turned and rolled into the bear-by roundabout at Purisima Road.

Osler was in the passenger seat and he died in the crash. Dudley said she reviewed reports by California Highway Patrol and their Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team.

She did not find any criminal negligence to file charges against Price.

District Attorney Dudley added, “This tragedy highlights the dangers our first responders willingly face every day. Their risk begins each time they report for duty and continues until they are safely home with their loved ones. I extend my deepest sympathy to Ryan Osler’s family and loved ones, along with my heart-felt condolences to Adam Price, his loved ones, and all the women and men of the Ventura County Fire Department.”

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