Man who saved lives in Borderline capturing killed in bike crash
A 24-year-old outdated man credited with saving lives throughout the 2018 Borderline Bar & Grill capturing in Thousand Oaks was killed in a motorbike crash on Saturday, in keeping with officers.
Matt Wennerstrom was touring east on Lynn Road close to East Kelley Road within the Newbury Park space of Thousand Oaks at 6:20 p.m. when his bike collided with a car, stated the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. Wennerstrom was pronounced useless on the scene.
The driver and passenger of the car have been taken to a hospital with unknown accidents, officers stated. Police stated the reason for the crash remains to be underneath investigation.
Wennerstrom was an everyday at Borderline Bar & Grill and was there when a gunman went on a lethal rampage contained in the nation music membership, killing 13 individuals and injuring 18 others. The mass capturing was one of many deadliest in American historical past.
Wennerstrom had been contained in the bar for an hour when he heard gunfire, in keeping with an account from 2018. He pulled as many individuals as he may to the ground and underneath a pool desk. He quieted these round him and counted the photographs as they rang out.
When the gunman stopped capturing, probably to reload, Wennerstrom enlisted others to assist smash among the bar’s home windows with chairs, hoping to flee earlier than the following volley of gunfire.
“All I could think about was how helpless I was,” Wennerstrom instructed The Times in an interview.