No charges have been publicly announced more than nine weeks after a 21-year-old Marine was shot and killed in the barracks of the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort.

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A Marine was killed in a crash near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort on Saturday afternoon.

Lance Cpl. Derrick Thirkill, 21, of Florence, Alabama, was an active-duty Marine stationed in Beaufort, said Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen.

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Editor’s Note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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An investigation into cancer rates among children at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, has confirmed 15 cases of potentially fatal disease, but military public health officials say the illnesses are “unlikely” related to base “environmental or occupational” factors.

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