By Kim Harris
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Marine killed, six others injured in Camp Pendleton training accident

Accident was second in 30 days


Last updated 5/17/2019 at 5:36pm

One marine was killed, and six others were injured in a rollover crash during a training exercise in U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Thursday, May 9.

The accident, involving personnel with the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division occurred at about 9 a.m., according to U.S. Marine Corps officials.

A platoon commander, identified as 1st Lt. Hugh C. McDowell, was fatally injured when an armored vehicle overturned at the northern San Diego County U.S. Marine Corps station.

McDowell, a native of Washington, D.C., accepted his commission as a Marine Corps officer...

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