California Man Killed in Accident with Fire Apparatus

Eric Stein was supposed to be the best man at his brother’s wedding Saturday.

The 36-year-old was killed in a crash involving a Los Angeles County Fire Department camp crew vehicle in Agoura Hills. He and his wife were on their way to his brother’s wedding rehearsal dinner.

Stein’s devastated family members demanded answers.

The deadly accident happened around 5 p.m. Friday night along Mulholland Highway and Kanan Dume Road in Agoura Hills.

“They slammed right into the driver’s side, 6 to 8 inches of intrusion into the driver’s side door,” Sean Stein said.

Eric Stein’s youngest brother, a licensed EMT who just finished paramedic school, rushed out to help, but it was too late.

Eric Stein was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, who he married in February, was airlifted to a hospital.

California Highway Patrol officials say the truck had its lights and sirens on responding to a nearby brush fire. Stein’s family says the vehicle was so close, the 36-year-old never had a chance to react. They called the actions of the firefighter driving the vehicle negligent.
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