13 Marines injured in crash at Fort A.P. Hill

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FORT A.P. HILL, Va. (WWBT) — Several Marines were injured on Wednesday after a vehicle crashed at Fort A.P. Hill.

The crash happened before 4 p.m. Thirteen Marines were in a seven-ton vehicle when it slid off the road and rolled over.

“They were in a seven-ton truck. It’s a large vehicle that can hold troops, cargo, trailers, anything they need,” said Public Affairs Officer Bob McElroy.

Those on base scrambled to help the injured Marines escape from the massive truck. Three of the Marines were sent to the hospital, while the other 10 were treated at the scene.

The three Marines sent to the hospital are expected to be okay.

Base officials say the Marines were coming from one of the firing ranges on the southside of campus. As investigators work to figure out exactly what happened, they believe the weather played a role.

“The roads have been slick. It’s been raining almost everyday. All the roads were pretty muddy or slick,” said McElroy.

The Marines are from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. They have been here for about a week and will stay here for a few more weeks to continue training.

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