Marine Corporal, Age 23, Is Killed in Crash After She Stopped to Help Someone Else

She was pronounced dead at the scene in South Carolina

A car hit and killed a 23-year-old Marine corporal from Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Friday in South Carolina while she was stopped to help someone who had been in an earlier crash, according to officials.

Erin Rachel Lilleyfogle, was pronounced dead at the scene, Beaufort County Deputy Coroner David Ott told The Island Packet.

She was a corporal at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, in Port Royal, South Carolina.

The crash that killed Lilleyfogle took place at 7:30 p.m. ET, South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman Lance Cpl. Matt Southern told The Packet.

There were three people in the car that struck Lilleyfogle.

They were uninjured, he said.

Should Trump keep building the wall?

By completing the poll, you agree to receive emails from LifeZette, occasional offers from our partners and that you've read and agree to our privacy policy and legal statement.

The director of communication strategy and operations at Parris Island, Capt. Bryan McDonnell told The Packet in a statement that Lilleyfogle joined the Marines in March 2017.

She served as a noncommissioned officer (NCO) who was in charge of the Headquarters and Service Battalion’s administrative section.

Lilleyfogle had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, according to McDonnell.

She “was in the process of being awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for her numerous contributions to the depot, which will be awarded posthumously.”

“She was vital to daily operations, made a major impact during Hurricane Dorian as part of Task Force Albany, and was the caretaker of the depot mascot, Opha May,” McDonnell said.

Opha May is an English bulldog who was tapped as the first female dog to be the Parris Island depot’s mascot.

The crash is under investigation.

No charges have been filed as of yet.

Melissa Leon is a reporter for This Fox News is used by permission.

Read more at Fox News:
Whistleblower Lawyers Admit Client Had Contact with Presidential Candidates
Russian Radio Hosts Prank Sen. Lindsey Graham
Rudy Giuliani Won’t Testify to House Unless Schiff Is Removed

The opinions expressed by contributors and/or content partners are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of LifeZette.

Join the Discussion

COMMENTS POLICY: We have no tolerance for messages of violence, racism, vulgarity, obscenity or other such discourteous behavior. Thank you for contributing to a respectful and useful online dialogue.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments