Navy Master-at-Arms Murdered in Intentional Head-On Collision
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story was the scene of a tragic collision involving Navy Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Oscar Temores, 23, and a driver who deliberately rammed his patrol vehicle on November 30.
The driver blew through Gate 8 at around 7:35 p.m. going the wrong direction, and security personnel radioed for help. Master-at-Arms Temores responded in his patrol vehicle. The suspect slammed into Temores’ vehicle head-on at a high rate of speed. Both Temores and the suspect were taken to the hospital, but Temores succumbed to his injuries. NCIS and the Virginia Beach Police Department are investigating. The suspect’s condition is unknown at this time.
“…a man in a Chevy Silverado pickup truck hit the Sailor head-on, killing him. The driver was an “unauthorized civilian,” but the Navy says this was not an act of terrorism.
“The Master-at-Arms who died served his country and this base in an exemplary manner with honor, distinction and professionalism,” said Capt. Frantzen. “Fort Story is a very small and close knit, tight base. The loss of our Sailor will not only be felt through the Navy but more so here at Fort Story where he worked, where people knew him, where his fellow ship mates – active duty and civilian served with him.”
According to WAVY,
He was a father, husband, son, brother, uncle to his family. Today, his family grieves.
The military officially identified the sailor as 23-year-old Oscar J. Temores Tuesday. He was assigned to the installation’s security department and reported to the area in June 2018. Before that, he was assigned to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and Recruit Training Command Great Lakes in Illinois.
10 On Your Side confirmed Monday through a GoFundMe account that the sailor was Temores, who leaves behind a wife and 2-year-old son.
Fair winds and following seas, Oscar Temores.