Two Marines were killed Wednesday in an accident outside Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after a military vehicle rolled over. The unit confirmed in a tweet that the seven-ton truck was carrying members of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group, which is headquartered at Camp LeJeune: “We are working closely with @camp_lejeune and Onslow County officials to gather details regarding this incident. We will release more information as it becomes available.”
The accident occurred around 1 p.m. at the intersection of N.C. Highway 210 and U.S. Route 17. A North Carolina Highway Patrol spokesperson told the outlet that it’s believed the crash occurred when the driver attempted to make a right turn too quickly and overturned. The truck weighed seven tons and held 19 Marines at the time of the accident.
Sen. Thom Tillis, of North Carolina, wrote on social media that he and wife Susan “are praying for the families of the Marines who were tragically killed in an accident at Camp Lejeune, & we are praying for the full recovery of the Marines who were injured. God Bless our service members who put their lives at risk every day to protect our nation.”
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