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Marines killed in high-speed crash identified

A high-speed car crash killed three Camp Pendleton Marines on Tuesday. A fourth Marine is fighting to survive.

February 16, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
The three Camp Pendleton Marines who were killed in a high-speed car crash in Orange County have been identified.

The U.S. Marine Corps identified the victims as Corporal Jason Chleborad, 22, of Rapid City, S.D., Corporal Christopher Arzola, 21, of Westfield, Mass., and Sgt. Jeremiah Callahan, 23, of Chadron, Neb.

A fourth Marine, who has not been identified, remains in serious condition.

The Marines were driving through Dana Point around 2 a.m. on Tuesday when their car slammed into a palm tree on Golden Lantern and Terra Vista. Authorities said the driver, who is the sole survivor of the crash, was driving too fast and lost control.

The victims were all active-duty Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton.

The accident is under investigation.


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