Garden Grove lost a Marine to a Car Crash

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May 4th, 2016 A 25-year-old Marine died this Wednesday when he crashed into the concrete railing on the 57 highway. Officials that responded to the

May 4th, 2016

A 25-year-old Marine died this Wednesday when he crashed into the concrete railing on the 57 highway. Officials that responded to the seen were upset as they draped an American flag over his body.

When checking the body, the first responders found his military ID card. His name was Robert Telles Junior. He was the only person in the care. The officials at the seen made sure that the body was treated with care, avoiding the traditional tarp and instead covering the body with the flag.

Robert was driving a Honda CR-X from 1991 and the car was going around 65 mph when it crashed into the railing. He was driving on the northbound side of the 57 freeway when he swerved through several lanes before crashing into the railing. Once the impact occurred, the CR-X flipped and landed on his roof.

Telles Jr. had been working for the Boys and Girls Club as a mentor for young children, and as a football coach. He was working for the Marine Corps and he was an infantry rifleman. He’d joined the Marine Corps in December 2011, just two years after graduating from Garden Grove High School. He’d studied psychology at Fullerton College.

The loss of a Marine at such a young age is truly a tragedy.

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