Update: Sweetwater native recovering after vehicle rollover

Johnathan Carr
Staff Reports

According to family members, Sweetwater native and Marine Johnathan Carr is recovering from being involved in a vehicle rollover accident during training around 2 p.m. Thursday at Camp Pendleton in California. He was one of six Marines in critical condition after the accident. Eight other Marines were in stable condition Friday, and four were treated at medical facilities and released. One Marine, Cpl. Bryan Michael Lauw, died as a result of the accident. Carr is expected to be released this week into a rehabilitation facility.

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According to KTLA 5 Morning News in Los Angeles, six Marines were in critical condition Friday after a vehicle rollover accident that killed a fellow Marine, identified as Cpl. Bryan Michael Lauw, at Camp Pendleton the previous day, a base spokeswoman announced.
The incident occurred during training around 2 p.m. Thursday on Basilone Road on the sprawling San Diego County base. Eighteen Marines were injured.
According to friends of the family, one Marine in critical condition is Sweetwater native Johnathan Carr.
No details about the rollover have been released, but Lt. Colleen McFadden of the 1st Marine Division said Friday that the vehicle involved was a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, or MTVR, commonly known as a 7-ton truck. The vehicle is primarily used for transporting Marines, and hauling fuel, water, food and supplies.
Eight other Marines were in stable condition Friday, and four were treated at medical facilities and released, McFadden said in a news release.

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