At Least 2 Marines Dead, Several Injured In North Carolina Crash
By Sarah Tate
January 19, 2022
Authorities are investigating a military vehicle crash with multiple reported casualties outside Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
According to WITN, a seven-ton military truck carrying several Marines crashed and rolled over at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Highway 210 in Onslow County around 1 p.m. Wednesday (January 19). Highway Patrol Sgt. Devin Rich confirmed that 19 Marines were on board the vehicle when it lost control during a turn, rolling over and ejected the individuals who were in the back of the truck onto the road.
Authorities confirmed that at least two Marines were killed in the crash and several other were critically injured, though they did not say how many. Sgt. Rich said at least two victims were airlifted to nearby hospitals.
The 2nd Marine Logistics Group confirmed on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that several of its service members were involved in a rollover crash in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and that there were "multiple casualties" reported.
"We are working closely with Camp Lejeune and Onslow County officials to gather details regarding this incident," the tweet read, adding in a follow-up, "We can confirm multiple casualties as a result of this incident."
We can confirm multiple casualties as a result of this incident. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.— 2nd Marine Logistics Group (@2ndMLG) January 19, 2022
Multiple agencies responded to the crash, including Onslow County officials as well as fire and emergency services from Camp Lejeune. A medical helicopter reportedly arrived on scene as well to transport the injured Marines.
As of 6 p.m., no additional information has been released.