Marine killed by plane crash was escort to construction crew

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Investigators say a U.S. Marine who was killed when a civilian plane struck his government truck was escort to a construction crew working near a runway at an Arizona military base when the accident occurred.

A National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report into the plane's March 11 crash at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma said the Marine was in a truck approximately 140 feet from the edge of the runway.

The Marine Corps previously identified the Marine as 23-year-old Lance Cpl. Anthony T. DuBeau, a Kenosha, Wisconsin, native.

The NTSB said the plane banked to the side during takeoff before its right wing struck the truck. The plane then crashed nearby. Its pilot and a passenger were not injured.

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