August 28, 2014
The Marine Corps member who was killed in Friday night's propane explosion in Coleville, Calif. has been identified.
31-year-old Lori Hardin, of Hudson, Iowa, was fatally wounded after the explosion at the off-base housing community. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hardin is survived by her husband, Gunnery Sgt. Greg G. Hardin of Tuolumne, Calif. who serves aboard the installation as a public works planner. The couple has two children, who along with Greg Hardin did not sustain injuries.
The two others injured in the blast were flown to nearby hospitals. One was taken to Renown Medical Center in Reno for burn treatment and has been released. The second is currently in critical condition at University of Calif., Davis Burn Center.
The cause of the blast is still under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, CAL FIRE, the Mono County Sheriff's Department and the Mountain Warfare Training Center Bridgeport Authorities.