Man killed in double-fatal crash in Downey identified as Camp Pendleton Marine

DOWNEY >> One of two people killed in a pickup truck crash on the 5 Freeway in Downey over the weekend has been identified as a Camp Pendleton-based U.S. Marine, coroner’s officials said Sunday.
Samuel Tristan Flynn, 20, died at the scene of Saturday morning’s solo-vehicle crash along the southbound 5 Freeway, just north of Paramount Boulevard, Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner-Medical Examiner said. Originally from Washington state, Flynn was a Marine based at Camp Pendleton.
A 21-year-old Rancho Santa Margarita woman riding as a rear passenger in the 2002 Dodge Dakota also died in the crash, California Highway Patrol officials said. Her name was not released Sunday pending notification of her family.
A third person riding as a passenger in the truck, a 21-year-old Irvine woman, suffered moderate injuries, officials said.
Flynn was driving the truck at an unknown speed about 4:50 a.m. when the truck veered to the right, left the roadway and struck a tree, California highway Patrol officials said. The cause of the crash remained under investigation.

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