According to reports, the marines were driving along Dana Point at around 2 o’clock in the morning last February 14 when their car crashed into a palm tree.
Police said that all died with the exception of the driver. However, he is still in critical condition at a hospital while the two were pronounced dead at the scene and the other one died at the hospital.
Based on the initial investigation, the car was traveling at a high-speed rate that is why it struck the curb and then crashed into a tree. The Orange County Sherriff’s Department spokesperson said that it took them almost half an hour to extricate the victims from their car.
Authorities found out that the four were active members of the Marines at Camp Pendleton, California.
Though the initial investigation confirmed that over speeding was the reason for the mishap, authorities are still on the probe on whether alcohol was also a factor. .
Identities of the marines were not yet released due to the pending notification of their nearest relatives.
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