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Memorial Service Held For EMT Killed On Job

A memorial was scheduled today for an emergency medical technician struck and killed on a rain-soaked state Route 163, while tending to two separate accidents.

Esteban Bahena will be remembered at 11 a.m. at The Rock Church in the Liberty Station area. The 24-year-old worked for San Diego Medical Services, a private ambulance company that contracts with the city.

At 9 a.m., a vehicle procession will begin at Qualcomm Stadium.

The morning of April 1, Bahena was nearing the end of his shift when he and his partner came upon two separate crashes in the Hillcrest area. He was struck by 2001 Chrysler Sebring while laying out flares around vehicles that had crashed.

Bahena died at Scripps Mercy Hospital roughly 90 minutes later.

A fund was established in his name by San Diego Fire Fighters Credit Union.