Louisiana Marine killed in car crash on naval base

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A Louisiana Marine stationed at a naval base in Washington has tragically lost his life in a car crash.

Lance Cpl. Cole Estelle from Zachary, Louisiana was involved in a fatal crash while stationed at the Bangor Naval Base.

The crash occurred on state Route 16 in Gig Harbor around 4:23 a.m. according to local reports. 

Estelle was traveling westbound on Route 16 in a 2017 Ford Mustang when his vehicle struck a 2015 Nissan Altima driven by a 63-year-old Tacoma man in the opposite westbound lane. 

Estelle’s vehicle exited the roadway and came to rest after crashing into trees.

The driver in the Nissan was transported to a local hospital in Gig Harbor.

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