Convoy Pileup on 5 Freeway near Camp Pendleton Kills Aaron Fish
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA (March 4, 2021) – The Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a 26-year-old Navy servicemember who died Tuesday after a convoy of military vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction crash on 5 Freeway near Camp Pendleton.
Seaman Aaron Michael Fish was driving a military truck on southbound 5 Freeway just north of the San Onofre State Beach. However, a vehicle stopped in front of the lead convoy vehicle at about 7:00 a.m.
The sudden stop caused a crash between about five military vehicles. After that, Fish’s truck was somewhere in the middle and became lodged between two other vehicles.
Five other Navy personnel were injured in the crash, the California Highway Patrol said.
Paramedics took other sailors – three men and two women, all in their early 20s – to Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital and Mission Hospital in Orange County for treatment of injuries ranging in severity from serious to minor.
Fish was part of Naval Mobile Construction Batallion 5, the U.S. Navy confirmed. In addition, the ME’s office said he was stationed in Oxnard, California.
However, the CHP and naval authorities are investigating the accident.
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