Sunday, November 22, 2015

Twenty Nine Palms Marine Killed In Car Crash

Marine based at 29 Palms killed in car crash
The Desert Sun
Sherry Barkas
November 20, 2015
A Marine based in Twentynine Palms was killed early Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash outside of Traver, the California Highway Patrol has confirmed.

Layne Johnson, 19, a private first class armorer with the Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 – or VMU-1 – was northbound on Highway 99 in Tulare County when he may have fallen asleep at the wheel, CHP spokesman Officer Scott Harris said Friday.

Johnson's Volkswagen Jetta drifted onto the shoulder and slammed into a guardrail with so much force that the car went airborne.

The car's roof hit a sign about 4 feet off the ground, Harris said.
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