1 dead, six injured in Marines training crash

1 dead, six injured in Marines training crash
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One marine died and six were injured Thursday in a crash at Camp Pendleton in Southern California.

The incident occurred after a light armored vehicle rolled over during training. The Marine Corps said in a statement the cause of the crash is under investigation.


The military said the six injured Marines were taken to a local hospital and were not seriously injured. The deceased Marine’s identity was not revealed as next of kin had not yet been notified.

“This is a tragic event and our thoughts are with the family, friends and the unit at this difficult time,” officials said.

The Marines are from the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division.

Thursday’s is the second fatal crash at Camp Pendleton in less than a month. The military announced in April that 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Joshua Braica, an eight-year veteran, died after a tactical vehicle he was driving rolled over at Camp Pendleton during training. Two other Marines suffered minor injuries in that crash.