LEBEC (CBSLA) – A Ventura County Sheriff’s search and rescue volunteer was killed and several others were injured, including at least three other team members, in a multi-vehicle crash on the 5 Freeway in Lebec.

The crash occurred about 8:06 a.m. Saturday on the northbound freeway at the Vista Del Lago exit near Pyramid Lake as heavy rains drenched the region, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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The volunteer team member, later identified as Jeff Dye, was part of a unit that was headed to a training session when they stopped to assist Ventura County first responders with an earlier rollover crash. Moments later, a driver lost control of his car, according to a Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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The search and rescue team member was pronounced dead at the scene, and at least nine people were taken to area hospitals.

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Three of the SAR teams members at the crash suffered serious injuries, LAFD reported.