A 19-year-old Orem man serving as an active Marine before he died in a head-on car crash in California on Tuesday has been identified. Officials reported Lance Cpl. Matthew Ryan Adams was an automotive maintenance technician responsible for servicing, inspecting, repairing and maintaining motor transport equipment. He died at the scene when his vehicle was struck by a truck driving the wrong way on northbound Interstate 5 near Carlsbad, California.
“Our hearts are with the Marines and Sailors of 1st Transportation Support Battalion, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of our Marine,” said Brig. Gen. Bobbi Shea, the 1st Marine Logistics Group commanding general. “We will dedicate all necessary resources to provide help and comfort to those affected by this tragedy.”
A 35-year-old passenger in the truck suffered major but not life-threatening injuries, including a broken leg.
We honor you, Matthew Adams.