US Marine, 21, is killed in a training accident with a tactical vehicle in Australia
- Lance Corporal Hans Sandoval-Pereyra died Tuesday during his training in Darwin
- The 21-year-old was routine training at the Mount Bundey training area
- The lance corporal was treated on the spot before being flown by helicopter
- He was transferred to the Royal Darwin Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries
Tragically: Lance Corporal Hans Sandoval-Pereyra, 21
A young US Navy died during a training accident in Darwin.
Lance Corporal Hans Sandoval-Pereyra, 21, was seriously injured on 25 May and died three days later.
He was routine training at the Mount Bundey Training Area when the accident happened.
The navy was treated on site before being flown by helicopter to the Royal Darwin Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Another navy suffered minor injuries from the accident and was released from the hospital.
The cause of the accident is being investigated.
Col. Russ Boyce, commanding officer for the Marine Rotational Force, has released a statement about death.
& # 39; We are saddened by the loss of Lance Cpl. Sandoval-Pereyra, & he said.
& # 39; He was a beloved member of our community and our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
& # 39; We are very grateful to our Australian partners for their courageous efforts to save the life of this young marine. & # 39;
Sandoval-Pereyra, of Fairfax, Virginia, was an Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician assigned to the Aviation Combat Element for MRF-D.
Before moving to Australia, he was assigned to Marine Wing Support Detachment 24, Marine Aircraft Group 24, based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay.
His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
He was routine training at the Mount Bundey Training Area (shown in 2017) when the accident happened
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