Camp Pendleton Marine killed in collision with Big Rig

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A Camp Pendleton Marine was killed Friday night after colliding with a Big Rig just south of the San Onofre Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility.
 
 On February 26 at approximately 8:05 p.m., a 22-year-old male Marine from Camp Pendleton (home address is Kayenta AZ) was driving his 2006 Chevy Silverado truck northbound on I-5 in the #5 lane south of the San Onofre Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility at an unknown speed.
 
For reasons still under investigation, the driver of the Silverado failed to notice that a 2000 International Big Rig driven by a 57-year-old male from Commerce was slowing to enter the enforcement facility.  

He collided into the rear of the big rig and became trapped underneath. The 22-year-old male from Camp Pendleton was pronounced dead on scene.

The driver of the big rig did not suffer any injuries.

 It is unknown if alcohol or drugs played a factor in this collision.  It remains under investigation.  The 2 right lanes of northbound I-5 remain closed at the time of this release for the investigation.  

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