North Carolina military vehicle crash causes ‘multiple casualties’ involving service members: Marines
At least two Marines have been killed and two others have been injured after a military truck crashed in North Carolina on Wednesday.
A military truck crashed in Onslow County, North Carolina Wednesday afternoon causing “multiple casualties,” the 2nd Marine Logistics Group has confirmed.
The 2nd MLG said it was aware of a vehicle rollover in Jackson, which involved service members.
They said there have been “multiple casualties” but did not elaborate.
Sgt. Devin Rich with the Highway Patrol said the Marine 7-ton truck was making a right turn onto U.S. 17, lost control, and overturned.
The Marines were thrown from the truck.
Rich said they will be investigating how fast the truck was going, “but we do know it was a little too fast for the right turn.”
A total of 19 Marines were on the truck. The sergeant said he knows that two victims were flown to area hospitals.
The Marines are assigned to the 2nd Marines Logistics Group which is based at Camp Lejeune.
Onslow County has sent multiple rescue units to the scene, while Camp Lejeune tells us that base fire and emergency services are on scene providing support. Ambulances also came from Pender and Jones counties.
Troopers say U.S. 17 is expected to reopen shortly to traffic.