SAN DIEGO, CA – A sailor was killed and five others were injured in a chain-reaction accident on I-5 outside of Camp Pendleton on Tuesday morning.
According to Fox News San Diego, five military trucks were in a convoy on southbound I-5 not far from San Onofre Beach when the crash happened at about 7 a.m. The personnel had been traveling from Ventura County, where they were stationed, to Camp Pendleton in an equipment transfer.
A 26-year-old Seabee was killed when the trailer of his seven-ton vehicle slid into the cab. Five other Seabees, all in their 20s, were also injured. One man was seriously hurt, and two more men and two women received minor injuries. They were all hospitalized for treatment.
The accident tied up traffic on southbound I-5 for hours, and backups stretched as far as the Orange County line.
The cause of the accident is still unclear.
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