Cause of death being investigated for 3 Marines found in vehicle at North Carolina gas station

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Three people found dead in a vehicle at a North Carolina gas station Sunday were Marine lance corporals based at Camp Lejeune, the Marine Corps said Tuesday.

The cause and circumstances of the deaths are under investigation, officials said.

The three Marines were found unresponsive at a Speedway gas station in Hampstead, about 30 miles southwest of Camp Lejeune, around 9 a.m., the Marines and the Pender County Sheriff’s Office said.

A sheriff’s spokesperson was not available to comment Tuesday evening.