A retired state trooper and current Vernon Deputy is killed this morning on Highway 8.
Troopers say 54-year-old Steven Netherland of Simpson lost control of his car in a construction zone and hit two dirt compactors and a large roadway stabilizer.
He was on duty at the time. Troopers say he was thrown from his service vehicle and was not wearing a seat belt.
Netherland served for more than 22 years with state police before retirement. He was with the sheriff’s office for about a year.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/24/13