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Marine Raider killed during operation of new ultra-light ground mobility vehicle

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(Jan 24, 2019) — Marines load an MRZR ultra-light ground mobility vehicle onto a CH-53E Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopter, assigned to the “Flying Tigers” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 (Reinforced), on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp, flagship of Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is operating in the Indo-Pacific region to enhance interoperability with partners and serve as a ready-response force for any type of contingency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sean Galbreath)

A Marine Raider is dead and two others are injured after an all terrain vehicle accident that took place over the weekend.

The accident took place during training at Camp Pendleton, California, and involved a Polaris MRZR ATV.

According to the Marine Corps Times, the Raider who died was initially lifeflighted to a medical center in critical condition, but later died at the hospital. The other two Marines sustained minor injuries.

The incident is under investigation, and the identity of the Marine killed will be released pending next-of-kin notification.

The Polaris MRZR is a lightweight ATV that is capable of hauling several Marines and their equipment across rough terrain.

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