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Marine Dies in North County Semi-Truck Crash

A Camp Pendleton Marine died Friday night after slamming into a semi-truck north of the base, the California Highway Patrol confirmed.

CHP said at about 8:05 p.m., a 22-year-old Marine was driving his 2006 Chevy Silverado truck north on Interstate 5.

As he approached the commercial vehicle inspection area at San Onofre, he didn't seem to see a 2000 International Big Rig slowing down to enter the facility.

The Marine collided with the back of the semi-truck and became trapped underneath it, CHP officials say.

The man, who was from Kayenta, Arizona, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 57-year-old driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

At this point, CHP officials do not know if alcohol or drugs were a factor in this crash. It is still under investigation. Officers shut down two lanes of I-5 following the crash.

As of Saturday morning, the Marine's name had not yet been released.

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