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Authorities ID Marine, 20, Killed While Aiding Couple in Disabled SUV


Last updated 12/7/2021 at 4:50pm

SAN DIEGO - Authorities today publicly identified a Camp Pendleton Marine who was struck and killed by a vehicle as he was aiding a motorist in a disabled SUV on Interstate 5 near the northern San Diego County military base where he was stationed.

Alberto Lucio, 20, stopped alongside the southbound side of the freeway in the area of Las Pulgas Road shortly before 3:30 a.m. Monday to

assist the stranded driver, who had been involved in a crash a short time earlier, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office and the

California Highway Patrol.

While he was trying to help the driver -- whose SUV was stalled in traffic lanes with its lights off -- and his passenger get safely off the roadway, a southbound box truck smashed into the crashed vehicle and hit Lucio. The serviceman died at the scene.

The driver of the SUV and the woman who had been riding in it were hospitalized for treatment of serious injuries, the CHP reported. Their names

were not released.

No other injuries were reported.

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