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Ventura County, CA: Two People Killed in Santa Paula Plane Crash

Fatal plane crash in Ventura County
Fatal plane crash in Ventura County

Ventura County, California (April 3,  2018): The National Transportation Safety Board is overseeing an investigation into a fatal plane crash in Santa Paula, CA, on Saturday afternoon, March 31, 2018. The victims have been identified as 60-year-old Ted Dopler, of Palmdale, CA, and 58-year-old Jody Smith, of Lancaster, CA.

The two-seater plane, a homebuilt RV-6A registered under Dopler’s name, was traveling from Rosamond Skypark to an unknown destination when, around 2:00 p.m., the plane crashed into a ranch property in the 17800 block of South Mountain Road, near Highway 126. The plane missed several houses in the area and no one on the ground reported injuries. The victims were both pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not yet determined what caused the collision and investigators are still working to gather more information. No further details have been provided at this time.

The Los Angeles Injury Group would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of Ted Dopler and Jody Smith. We are truly sorry for your tragic loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this heartbreaking time. The pain felt and the burdens faced in the aftermath of such a sudden and shocking loss can make recovery seem impossible. It is important for victims to know that there may be remedies under the laws in their state that can help.

If someone you love has been killed in a motor vehicle crash, California law may give you the legal right to recover monetary compensation for your pain, loss, and expenses. The attorneys at the Los Angeles Injury Group work tirelessly to bring our clients the relief they need and the justice they deserve. Call us at 310-954-7248 and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and review your options with one of our trusted and professional wrongful death attorneys today.


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