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Pendleton Marine killed in base training accident

Posted at 4:26 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 19:26:36-04

CAMP PENDLETON (CNS) - A U.S. Marine was fatally injured in a tactical- vehicle accident at Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps announced Monday.

The serviceman was one of three members of the elite Marine Raider Regiment involved in the accident, which occurred during a training exercise on Saturday, according to Maj. Nicholas Mannweiler of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command.

The critically injured Marine was airlifted to a trauma center, where he was pronounced dead Sunday night, Mannweiler said. His name was withheld pending family notification.

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The other two patients were treated for minor injuries.

Further details on the single-vehicle accident were not immediately available. An investigation into its cause is ongoing, according to Mannweiler.