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Camp Pendleton Marine killed in traffic accident

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say a 19-year-old Marine has died after he was injured in a traffic accident at Camp Pendleton.

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Apr 5, 8:02 PM EDT

Marine spokesman Lt. Kenneth Kunze says the serviceman was in a private vehicle early Saturday morning when he crashed around 12:30 a.m.

The Marine was taken to a hospital in Mission Viejo north of the base, and was declared dead about 2:20 a.m.

Kunze says the victim was in the 2nd Battalion of the 5th Marines Regiment and he was not performing any military duties at the time of the crash. His name and rank were not released.