A U. S. Marine who stopped to help two people involved in a crash on the 5 near Camp Pendleton early Monday morning was killed when he was struck on the freeway.
The CHP says a Ford Edge was headed south on the freeway when the driver lost control and crashed, leaving the car sitting in traffic lanes with no lights on.
After the Marine stopped to help them, a box truck driven by a 47-year-old man crashed into them. The Marine, who was 20-years-old, was declared dead at the scene. The passenger and driver of the SUV were hospitalized with major injuries.
The CHP says the driver of the SUV, suspected of DUI, would be booked into jail on felony charges after he's released from the hospital.