SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A motorcyclist killed on a Temecula freeway was a highly decorated combat-veteran Marine stationed in Miramar, officials reported Thursday.
Master Gunnery Sgt. Brent Sherrell, 41, of Temecula, was riding about 20 mph in heavy traffic southbound on Interstate 15 about 6:15 a.m. Tuesday when his Harley-Davidson clipped a Jeep and crashed near Rancho California Road, according to USMC authorities and the California Highway Patrol.
Sherrell fell in front of a truck, and a trailer being hauled by the vehicle ran over him, inflicting fatal injuries, CHP Officer Ron Thatcher said.
Sherrell, a Camas, Wash., native who enlisted in the Marine Corps in October 1987, was a correctional liaison with Naval Consolidated Brig at USMC Air Station Miramar.
His personal decorations include a Combat Action Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), two National Defense Service Medals, two Navy Unit Commendation Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, three Sea Service Deployment Ribbons, three Southwest Asia Service Medals, four Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation Medals and seven Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals.
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People from both sides of the gun debate are expected to speak out Tuesday afternoon in front of the Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors.
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Local and state agencies are continuing their investigations into HiCaliber Horse Rescue, despite an announcement over the weekend that the Valley Center nonprofit is closing.
San Diego Congressional representatives on Monday urged the Navy to study the impacts of sewage spills from Mexico.
Southwest Airlines is canceling dozens of flights as it begins emergency engine inspections on its fleet of jets.
Carlos Asuaje homered and had a career-high four RBIs, Franchy Cordero went deep during a nine-run seventh inning and the San Diego Padres romped past the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Monday night.
The City Council Monday voted to approve federal grant allocations that include $5 million for construction of a long-awaited community center at Bay Terraces Park in Southeast San Diego.
Legoland is days away from opening its new Castle Hotel and the new accommodations are fit for a king or queen.
An overturned semi truck put a snag in the evening commute Monday for drivers on northbound Interstate 805.