Sailor Dies On Board Carl Vinson in California, Navy Investigating

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Darren Collins, 22, was found dead July 10, 2022, on board the USS Carl Vinson in California. Navy photos, composite by Coffee or Die Magazine.

Navy photos, composite by Coffee or Die Magazine.

The Navy is investigating the death of a sailor Sunday, July 10, on board the USS Carl Vinson.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Darren Collins, 22, was found dead Sunday morning on the aircraft carrier, which was docked at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, according to the Navy.

“My deepest condolences go out to the Collins family in this time of tragic loss,” Capt. P. Scott Miller, commanding officer of the USS Carl Vinson, said in a press release. “As shipmates we grieve the untimely passing of a talented young man.”

The Navy is investigating the circumstances of Collins’ death but said in the release that there were “no indications of suicide or foul play.”

Collins was from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and joined the Navy in 2019. He attended information warfare training in Pensacola, Florida, before reporting on board the Carl Vinson in October 2020.

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Hannah Ray Lambert is a staff writer who has previously covered everything from murder trials to high school trap shooting teams. Most recently, she spent several months getting tear gassed during the 2020 (and now 2021) civil unrest in Portland, Oregon. When she’s not working, Hannah enjoys hiking, reading, and talking about authors and books on her podcast Between Lewis and Lovecraft.
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