One Marine was killed and another 14 were injured in a vehicle rollover incident Monday at Camp Pendleton, California, according to the Marine Corps.
The Marines were in an amphibious combat vehicle, or ACV, that rolled over during ground movement in a training exercise, the service said in a release Wednesday. They were assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
The name of the Marine killed is being withheld until next of kin are notified, a common practice among the service branches. The Marine Corps did not release the names of the service members who were injured or their conditions. They were taken to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and local hospitals for treatment.
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It's unclear what led to the incident, but rollovers are among the major concerns during training events in the military, being one of the top causes of fatalities for on-duty troops. A government investigation in 2021 found that more than 120 soldiers and Marines had died since 2011 in non-combat tactical vehicle accidents.
That report from the Government Accountability Office found poor training and little to no safety oversight from military leadership.
Officials have pointed to a variety of potential contributing issues in recent years, including commanders not scheduling enough rest time during training schedules and…