OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) – Authorities identified the Camp Pendleton Marine who was killed in a crash on Interstate 5 in Oceanside early Monday morning.
The California Highway Patrol said at approximately 3:20 a.m. Darryl Sheffey, 36, was driving his Ford Edge southbound on I-5 when he crashed leaving his car blacked out in traffic lanes near Las Pulgas Road.
Immediately after the crash, Alberto Lucio, a 20-year-old Marine from Camp Pendleton stopped to assist Sheffey and a 31-year-old female passenger. While the Marine was providing aid an International box truck driven by a 41-year-old man crashed into Sheffey's car and the Marine.
Lucio was pronounced dead on the scene by Camp Pendleton Fire Personnel.
"Our deepest condolences are with the Marine’s family, friends and unit service members," a Camp Pendleton spokesperson said in a news release Monday.
Sheffey and the female passenger were taken to the hospital with major injuries, according to CHP. Sheffey was arrested for multiple felony charges and will be booked into the San Diego County Jail after he is treated.
Due to the emergency response, a Sig Alert was issued during the morning commute as three lanes were blocked on I-5 just south of Las Pulgas Road.