Rollover Accident at Marine Base leaves one dead and others injured
A tragic rollover accident at Marine base Camp Pendleton has left one dead and another six soldiers critically injured. The accident occurred in the afternoon of Thursday, September 10 after the 7-ton truck in which the marines were riding flipped over while the group was returning from a training exercise. The crash injured 18 and left one marine dead.
The Marine Corps issued an update that the injured marines are being treated at San Diego hospitals, with four having already been released from the hospital. Officials are investigating the details of the accident, including the model of the truck, the cause of the accident, and any possible malfunctions that may have occurred during the accident. It is still unclear to investigators whether speed was a factor, or if the vehicle hit an object in the road.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident. Investigators say the details of the accident may take months to release.