Newlyweds Eric Stein and his wife Ksenia were on their was to his brother’s wedding rehearsal dinner in Agoura Hills, California when they were involved in a fatal car accident. Eric was the best man in his brothers but unfortunately, he did not survive.
The accident occurred around 5:00 p.m. along Kanan Dume Road and Mulholland Highway July 31. Eric was driving his Ford Focus with his wife when they collided with an L.A. County Fire Department crew vehicle that was carrying 13 female inmates from Malibu’s Fire Camp 13. Malibu Fire Camp 13 is where inmates assist with fire relief efforts. Eric was trying to make a left turn onto Saddle Rock Ranch where the rehearsal dinner was held when the crew vehicle slammed into the driver side of the Ford Focus, dragging the newlyweds off the road.
Authorities pronounced Eric dead at the scene of the accident while Ksenia was transported by airlift to a nearby medical center.
Eric’s family is now stating that the firefighters did not give Eric any time to react and we negligent. Neighbors Sharp asked NBC Los Angeles, “Regardless of the emergency the firemen were in, how fast do you need to go? How fast is it to being safe to where things are going to turn bad on the way?”
Los Angeles County Fire Department cannot comment because of the ongoing investigation but have released their condolences on behalf of the unfortunate death of Eric Stein.
It’s a tragedy that the two newlyweds were killed that night. Car accidents not only affect those involved, but families and friends suffer the loss of a loved one. If you have been affected by a car accident in California, contact our dedicated California injury attorneys today.