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Marine Corps says platoon commander killed in accident

This undated photo released by the United States Marine Corps shows 1st Lt. Hugh C. McDowell from Washington. The Marine Corps says the 24-year-old platoon commander has died, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in a rollover accident during training in Southern California. (United States Marine Corps via AP)
May 10, 2019 - 4:52 PM

SAN DIEGO - The Marine Corps says a 24-year-old platoon commander from the nation's capital has died after being injured in a rollover accident involving a light armoured vehicle during training at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego.

Officials on Friday said 1st Lt. Hugh C. McDowell from Washington, D.C., died Thursday morning. Six other Marines were taken to a local hospital with injuries, but none was serious.

Officials are investigating.

McDowell joined the Marine Corps in May 2017. His awards include the National Defence Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

The Marine Corps said it was a "tragic accident and we are heartbroken at the loss of a member of our Marine Corps family."

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