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Alabama marine killed in helicopter collision

MONTGOMERY, AL (WAFF) -

An Alabama marine was killed in a helicopter collision in Arizona.

31-year-old Benjamin Cerniglia, of Montgomery and six other marines were killed when two helicopters collided Wednesday night.

Officials say this one of the Corps' deadliest training accidents in years.

Cerniglia's father is a pastor in South Carolina.

Officials say it could take weeks to know what caused the collision between a AH-1W Cobra and a UH-1 Huey helicopters.

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