Three Camp Pendleton Marines were killed early this morning when their speeding Dodge Stratus struck a tree in the Orange County city of Dana Point. A fourth Camp Pendleton Marine who was driving the car was critically injured. None of the Marines' identities have been released, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino told the Los Angeles Times that two of the Marines died upon impact. A third passenger in the car survived the initial crash, but later died at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. The driver of the car is still alive but hospitalized in intensive care.
According to Amormino:
Camp Pendleton Patch posted video of the crash scene, courtesy of Laura Nott: