Shortly before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29, a fatal accident took the life of a U.S. Marine who was training in Huntsville. The 25-year-old man from New York was training in Huntsville in expectation of being stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
The two-vehicle car accident took place at the intersection of U.S. Highway 72 and Wall Triana Highway. According to police reports, the pickup truck the Marine was driving struck another car, then plowed into a utility pole, killing him. The exact cause of the fatal accident has not been reported, but it appears the driver of the other vehicle had been drinking.
The other driver, also a 25-year-old male, has been arrested and charged with DUI, according to WAAY-TV news. The drunk driver was a Huntsville native. No information was reported about whether the man was also injured in the drunk-driving accident.
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