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Erin Rachel Lilleyfogle, 23, from Colorado Springs, Colorado died Friday after being hit by a car on the US 17 near Jenkins Road in Beaufort County, South Carolina

Marine corporal, 23, is hit and killed by a passing car after she stopped to help people who had been in a previous crash on a South Carolina highway

  • Erin Rachel Lilleyfogle, 23, from Colorado Springs, Colorado died Friday after being hit by a car on the US 17 near Jenkins Road in Beaufort County, South Carolina
  • Rescuers declared her dead on the spot
  • Lilleyfogle was a non-commissioned officer and leader at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Parris Island, South Carolina
  • The fatal crash is still being investigated. There are no costs involved
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US military officials mourn the loss of a Marine who was fatally hit by an oncoming car on a South Carolina highway on Friday night after she had done her best to help someone involved in a previous car accident.

Naval Corporal Erin Rachel Lilleyfogle, 23, from Colorado Springs, Colorado saw a US accident victim on Friday 17:30 near Jenkins Road in northern Beaufort County, South Carolina on Friday before hitting her own vehicle and getting out to to help the person.

Moments later, a 1998 Ford Taurus struck south on the highway with three people inside Lilleyfogle, who was declared dead on the spot after the emergency services arrived.

& # 39; [She] got out of [her] vehicle and walked toward the other collision but was hit before he got there, & # 39; spokesperson Lance Cpl, South Carolina Highway Patrol. Matt Southern told it Island package.

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Erin Rachel Lilleyfogle, 23, from Colorado Springs, Colorado died Friday after being hit by a car on the US 17 near Jenkins Road in Beaufort County, South Carolina

Erin Rachel Lilleyfogle, 23, from Colorado Springs, Colorado died Friday after being hit by a car on the US 17 near Jenkins Road in Beaufort County, South Carolina

Lilleyfogle was a decorated employee who previously received the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Lilleyfogle was a decorated employee who previously received the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Lilleyfogle was a decorated employee who previously received the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Lilleyfogle was a non-commissioned officer who led the Service Battalion headquarters and service department of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina, according to Capt. Bryan McDonnell, Director of Communication Strategy and Operations at the outpost.

& # 39; She was vital for day-to-day operations, made a major impact during Hurricane Dorian as part of Task Force Albany and was the caretaker of the Depot Mascot, Opha May, & # 39; McDonnell told Island Packet.

Lilleyfogle was a decorated employee who previously received the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

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& # 39; She was in the process of obtaining the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for her many contributions to the Depot, which are being awarded posthumously, & quot; said McDonnell in a written statement, adding that the depot is truly saddened by the 23-year-old-age is premature death.

None of the passengers in the vehicle that hit Lilleyfogle was injured, according to the newspaper.

The fatal accident is still being investigated. There are no costs involved yet.

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