One Marine was killed and six others were injured in an accident Thursday morning at Camp Pendleton during a training dril. The injuries were not considered to be serious.
The name of the Marine who was killed wasn't immediately released. The Marines were with the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident. Media posts say the accident happened on the southern California base, about 38 miles north of San Diego, at about 9 a.m. local time. "This is a tragic event, and our thoughts are with the family, friends and the unit at this difficult time," the 1st Marine Division told to media.
This was the second fatal rollover accident reported in the past month at Camp Pendleton. The training facility encompasses more than 125,000 acres of Southern California terrain. Camp Pendleton offers a broad spectrum of training facilities for many active and reserve Marine, Army and Navy units, as well as national, state and local agencies. The base’s daytime population is an estimated 70,000 military and civilian personnel.