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Miramar Marine Killed, 19 Injured in Truck Rollover

One Marine has been killed and 19 others are in the hospital following a training accident in San Diego today. The seven-ton truck they were riding in rolled over. It happened early this morning on th

Miramar Marine Killed, 19 Injured in Truck Rollover

One Marine has been killed and 19 others are in the hospital following a training accident in San Diego today. The seven-ton truck they were riding in rolled over. It happened early this morning on the eastern part of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Maj. Todd Sudmeyer is a public affairs officer at Miramar.

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<b> Sudmeyer: </b> We had an accident involving a seven-ton truck, a large military truck. The truck was part of a convoy of six vehicles on a dirt road. They were actually running with their lights on. We had the truck roll over. As a result we had one Marine killed and we had 19 wounded Marines.

Sudmeyer won’t reveal the condition of the wounded Marines. He says their family members are being notified. All training activities are suspended on base while the Marine Corps investigates. The Navy’s Criminal Investigative Service is also on the case. Sudmeyer says that’s standard procedure when a service member is killed. For KPBS, I’m Andrew Phelps.