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Vehicle rollover kills two sailors

March 8, 2011 at 8:50 AM   |   Comments

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., March 8 (UPI) -- Two sailors were killed and a third injured when a water truck rolled over during a training exercise at Camp Pendleton in California, the U.S. military said.

Cmdr. Greg Hicks of the U.S. Navy's 3rd Fleet said the accident happened on a road in the southwest part of the base, the San Diego Union Tribune reported Tuesday.

The truck the three sailors were riding in was carrying drinking water to re-supply a campsite taking part in a joint Navy-Marine Corps exercise when the rollover occurred.

Hicks said he did not know if rainy conditions Monday when the accident occurred were a contributing factor.

Two of the sailors were pronounced dead at the scene while a third sailor was airlifted to a hospital in stable condition, The Orange County (Calif.) Register reported.

All three sailors were part of Amphibious Construction Battalion One.

The names of the victims have not been released.

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