Authorities say a U.S. Marine has been killed and another is critically injured in a car crash in Orange County.
Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Ted Boyne says the vehicle struck a tree at a high rate of speed in San Clemente. Boyne says the man in the passenger seat died at the scene. He says two passengers in the back seat, also Marines, complained of only minor pain and were not hospitalized.
All four men are based at nearby Camp Pendleton. Their names have not been released.
Boyne says investigators are looking into the possibility that alcohol played a role in the crash.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times