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Three Marines Killed, One Injured in High Speed Car Crash

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Three Camp Pendleton Marines were killed and a fourth critically injured after their car crashed into a tree in Dana Point just after 2:00 a.m., reports City News Service.

The crash happened on Golden Lantern Street. Two of the Marines died at the scene and a third died after being taken to the hospital. According to KTLA, a spokesman for the OC Sheriff's Department said that alcohol wasn't involved, but rather that wet roads and high speed were likely to have caused the crash.

The Marine who survived remains in the hospital in critical condition. None of the victims names have been released.

The sheriff's spokesman said that the four may have been on their way back to base.