Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Navy confirmed that two sailors died in a rollover accident during training exercises at Camp Pendleton Monday morning.
Commander Greg Hicks of Third Fleet said the two were from Amphibious Construction Battalion One.
A Marine spokesman said the rollover occurred on Vasilone Road near Las Pulgas where the road has several curves.
A third sailor was injured and medivacked from the scene and is in stable condition at a local hospital.
The sailors were in a seven ton water truck, supporting the annual Pacific Horizon exercise. More than 1,000 sailors and Marines were practicing moving troops and equipment from ship to shore.
The names of the sailors cannot be released, pending notification of next of kin.
The Marine Corps is investigating the accident.
A Marine drowned during training exercises at Camp Pendleton in January. An amphibious-assault vessel he was training aboard capsized and sank.