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2 Marines killed, 2 injured in rollover crash near Camp Lejeune


(JACKSONVILLE, N.C.) — Two Marines have been killed in a rollover accident Wednesday near Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina, according to officials.

In addition to the deaths, two other Marines have been hospitalized after several were ejected from the back of the large military vehicle as it tried to make a turn onto a highway just miles from the base, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol Sgt. Devin Rich.

The vehicle was carrying 19 Marines total, all from the 2nd Marine Logistics Group, stationed at Camp Lejeune.

Rich said he was not sure if this was part of a training mission.

The group had previously posted on Twitter, “We are aware of a vehicle rollover in Jacksonville, North Carolina, involving service members with 2nd MLG. We are working closely with @camp_lejeune and Onslow County officials to gather details regarding this incident.”

Camp Lejeune is located in southeast North Carolina along the Atlantic coast. It is home to more than 30,000 people.

ABC News’ Mark Osborne and Will Gretsky contributed to this report.

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