Marine dies and another two are injured during tactical training at Camp Pendleton
- A sea was killed in a vehicle accident at Camp Pendleton on Saturday
- Two others were injured when the Polaris MRZR turned around during an exercise
- The men are part of the elite Marine Raiders unit and trained at that time
- A sea spokesperson said the incident is currently being investigated
A special forces marine was killed and two others were injured in a tactical vehicle accident at Camp Pendleton in California on Saturday.
The Marine Corps announced on Monday that the military were part of the elite Marine Raiders unit involved in the accident during a training exercise.
The Marine Raider suffered critical injuries and was evacuated medically to a hospital, but died on Sunday evening.
Two others suffered minor injuries and were taken to the hospital. The Marine Corps Times reported that the vehicle concerned was the Polaris MRZR, according to Marine spokesman Nick Mannweiler.
A navy was killed and two others were injured when their vehicle was rolled over during a training exercise. The picture shows the Polaris MRZR that was involved in the accident
The ultra-light, multi-purpose task task vehicle can transport various marines and combat equipment.
Mannweiler told the Los Angeles Times that the vehicle was rolled through during the exercise. Mannweiler said the MRZR, an off-road four-person vehicle, & a fair amount of ammunition and weapons & # 39; and that rollovers are not common.
The 1st Marine Raider Battalion, headquartered at Camp Pendleton, is organized, trained, and equipped to be deployed for global missions as required by the Special Operations Command of the US Marine Corps Forces.
The incident is currently being investigated and the identity of the killed Marine will be released after the report of the bereaved.
Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command said on Twitter: “A Marine Raider did not survive life-threatening injuries as a result of a one-vehicle accident during a training exercise this weekend aboard @MCIWPendletonCA. Our thoughts are with his family and teammates. & # 39;
The incident was the second tragedy at Camp Pendleton in less than a week. The Marine Corps said that a lieutenant who went missing last month during a ski vacation in California is probably dead.
The men involved in the accident are part of the elite Marine Raiders based in Camp Pendleton, California
A sea spokesperson said that the incident is currently being investigated and that the identity of the victim has not yet been released
1st Lt. Matthew Kraft, 24, could not return home from a ten-day solo trek through the Sierra Nevada Mountains on March 5.
Despite a gigantic search involving 13 different agencies, there was no trace of the Camp Pendleton Marine, making the armed forces conclude the worst.
Kraft began its journey from the Kearsarge Pass on February 23 and was scheduled to complete its journey on March 5, near Bridgeport, California.
He was reported missing to the police after he had not returned after his return date, which prompted an investigation by the office of the sheriff of Mono County.
The investigation extended to several law enforcement agencies, military and national parks throughout his country, with a total area of 400 square miles.
However, the search was often hampered by bad weather. Kraft is a gun platoon commander assigned to the 1st battalion, 7th Marines according to Military.com.