Osprey crash kills 2, 1 from Fort Dix, N.J.

    JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — The military has identified the two Marines killed in the crash of an MV-22 Osprey in Morocco. One was from New Jersey.

    The Marine Corps says Cpl. Derek Kerns of Fort Dix, N.J., and Cpl. Robby Reyes of Los Angeles died Wednesday in the training exercise. Both were MV-22 crew chiefs and were based at New River Air Station in North Carolina.

    Reyes had joined the Marines in 2007. Kerns had joined a year later.

    The military said it would not provide the names of two Marines injured in the crash.

    A Marine spokesman said earlier this week that the Osprey crashed in a training area southwest of Agadir, Morocco, after taking off from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima.

    The 10-day exercise is to end April 17 and involves about 1,200 U.S. military personnel.

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