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One Marine dead, others injured in crash during training on Camp Pendleton

Camp Pendleton.(UT File Photo/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

One Marine died and others were injured in a rollover crash that occurred during training at Camp Pendleton Tuesday evening, military officials said.

The victim, assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, was in an Amphibious Combat Vehicle with 14 other Marines when the collision happened about 6 p.m.

The vehicle was making a “ground movement” when it rolled over, but few other details were released.

The name of the Marine will not be released until family members can be notified. The other Marines in the vehicle were taken to hospitals for evaluation and treatment, although it’s unclear what injuries they suffered.

This is at least the second training-related death to occur at the sprawling North County base this year. Another Marine was killed in August during a live-fire training exercise.

The amphibious combat vehicle was developed as a replacement for the aging, Vietnam-era assault amphibious vehicle, commonly called an AAV.

In 2020, eight Marines and a sailor perished when a 35-year-old AAV sank off the coast of San Diego.

Tuesday’s incident remains under investigation.


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