Three Camp Pendleton Marines Killed, One Critical in Orange County Wreck

02/15/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Orange County, CA — A single-vehicle crash killed three Camp Pendleton Marines, and critically injured another, after their vehicle slammed into a tree in Orange County. The fatal crash occurred on Golden Lantern Street in Dana Point at 2:05 a.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2012, reported the Los Angeles Times.

The 2005 Dodge Stratus was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed on northbound Golden Lantern Street when it lost control near Terra Vista, and hit a tree.

The collision killed two Marine passengers instantly. A third Marine was taken to Mission Hospital where their injuries proved fatal as well. The driver of the vehicle, who is also a Marine, is listed in critical condition and is in intensive care.

No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

Police report that speed does appear to be a factor. It is unknown if alcohol was involved.

The names of the victims are being withheld at this time.

Police are investigating.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley- Legal news for California automobile accident lawyers.

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