Ventura County Airports Director Killed In Crash

Friday November 2, 2018

      Updated--Ventura County officials have confirmed that the body was found in a burning automobile early Thursday morning at Camarillo Airport was the County Director of Airports Todd McNamee.

    The incident that claimed his life is still surrounded in mystery.

    It was shortly before 7 AM Thursday when Camarillo Control Tower personnel saw black smoke coming from the west end of the runway and called the fire department.

    When firefighters arrived they found the vehicle engulfed in flames.

    After extinguishing the fire, they found McNamee's body in the vehicle.

    There had been evidence the vehicle had crashed prior to the fire.

    Officials say the vehicle was a Subaru and was McNamee's personal vehicle.

    So far, no one is saying officially what happened and why.

    The incident remains under investigation.

    The 52-year-old McNamee became the Deputy Director of Airports in 2001 and then was promoted to the top spot in 2005.

    McNamee was 52-years-old and was named Airport Director in 2005.

    He had been on medical leave but had returned to work on a part-time basis.

    McNamee, who was an avid pilot, was in charge of all Ventura County Airport operations including both the Camarillo and Oxnard airports.

    McNamee was a Camarillo resident and is survived by his wife and two sons.