SAN DIEGO, CA – The 26-year-old sailor who died in a military truck accident on Interstate 5 not far from Camp Pendleton on Tuesday morning has been identified.
According to a local news source, the victim was Aaron Fish, who had been stationed at a base in Ventura County.
Fish was driving one of five seven-ton military trucks in a convoy on I-5 south on their way to Camp Pendleton in an equipment transfer. A car slowed down suddenly in front of the convoy, and all five trucks crashed in a chain-reaction. Fish’s truck was smashed between two other military vehicles.
He died at the scene. The other five sailors were hospitalized with various injuries, ranging from minor to severe.
The California Highway Patrol, as well as Navy authorities, are investigating the accident.
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