Navy says 2 sailors die in Camp Pendleton accident

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Posted: Mar 07, 2011 9:27 PM
Navy says 2 sailors die in Camp Pendleton accident

The Navy says two sailors are dead and a third injured after a 7-ton water truck rolled over during a joint Navy-Marine Corps training exercise at Camp Pendleton in Southern California.

Cmdr. Greg Hicks, a spokesman for the U.S. Navy's 3rd Fleet, says the injured sailor is in stable condition following Monday morning's accident.

Hicks says the truck was carrying drinking water to resupply a campsite, and the sailors were riding in the truck when it rolled. Their names have not been released.

Hicks says the cause of the accident is under investigation. He said he did not know whether rainy conditions contributed to the rollover.