A 7-ton Marine Corps utility truck of the type seen here crashed on an Okinawa expressway Friday, April 26, 2019. This truck was photographed in Jacksonville, N.C., Sept. 15, 2018. NELLO MIELE/U.S. MARINE CORPS
A 7-ton Marine Corps utility truck of the type seen here crashed on an Okinawa expressway Friday, April 26, 2019. This truck was photographed in Jacksonville, N.C., Sept. 15, 2018. NELLO MIELE/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Two Marines injured after utility vehicle crashes on Okinawa

by Matthew M. Burke and Aya Ichihashi
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Marine Corps is investigating after a pair of Marines were injured Friday when their utility vehicle crashed along an Okinawa highway.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:40 p.m. in the Yamashiro, Ishikawa, area of the Okinawa Expressway, the Okinawa Times newspaper reported. The 7-ton, camouflage truck was northbound when it struck the wall on the roadway’s left side, then crossed both lanes of traffic to the right, crashed through the median, crossed the two opposing lanes, crashed through a guardrail and rolled down a 30-foot embankment.

There were no brake or skid marks found on the roadway, according to the newspaper.

The truck — the type often used to ferry troops or carry supplies — came to rest on its roof, according to the newspaper. No civilians were hurt, and no civilian vehicles were damaged in the incident.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.578876

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