3 Camp Pendleton Marines Killed in Downey Crash on Interstate 5 Freeway

 3 Camp Pendleton Marines Killed in Downey Crash on Interstate 5 Freeway

Daniel Nichols, Joshua Moore, Rodrigo Gomez ID’d

DOWNEY, Calif. (June 27, 2023) – Daniel Nichols, 26, Joshua Moore Jr., 27, and Rodrigo Zermeno Gomez, 21, were among four who died in a solo crash on the Interstate 5 Freeway in Downey. They were all U.S. Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton.

UPDATE: Jose Martinez, 24, has been identified as the fourth person who died.

A total of four people died in the 2:30 a.m. crash on Saturday, June 24th, according to MyNewsLA.

Two of the deceased Marines were assigned to Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force. The third Marine was assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, according to First Lt. Sean Waterman at Camp Pendleton, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.

The unidentified driver of a Dodge Challenger reportedly lost control of the vehicle occupied by the four people and crashed into a guardrail on the side of the freeway. The car also hit the wall beneath a pedestrian bridge on Lemonran Avenue, KCAL 5 News reported. The violent crash caused the vehicle to split into two pieces. The victims were all ejected from the vehicle.

There is an ongoing investigation into the crash.

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Source: KTLA 5 News, LA Daily News, MyNewsLA

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