The incident marks the second crash involving an American tactical automobile in Germany this week alone
A US Military soldier stationed in Germany was killed after the armored automobile she was touring in was struck by a civilian semi-truck on Tuesday, in line with the Pentagon and native authorities.
US Military Europe and Africa introduced the deadly crash in an announcement on Wednesday, noting that it came about on a freeway in Germany’s Bavaria area the day prior. US officers have declined to call the service member pending notification of her subsequent of kin, although German police confirmed she was a 24-year-old feminine.
“The soldier was touring in a Stryker when a civilian semi-truck struck the navy automobile because it merged onto Autobahn 93,” the navy stated in a press launch, referring to a sort of armored combating automobile. “Civilian medical personnel handled and transported the soldier to a neighborhood hospital, the place the medical employees pronounced the service member lifeless.”
Assigned to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, the sufferer was peering out of the Stryker’s roof hatch on the time of the collision, with its heavy door hitting her within the head and inflicting such critical accidents that “she died a short while later in a close-by hospital,” in line with Juergen Harwardt, chief superintendent of the Weiden police.
Native regulation enforcement added that the crash occurred after the armored automobile merged onto the freeway as a part of a convoy, saying a German truck driver was unable to change lanes in time. It’s unclear whether or not the soldier was sporting a helmet throughout the wreck.
No different accidents amongst US troops had been reported following the smash-up.
The US navy is at present conducting a spherical of drills in Germany, with the southeastern city of Weiden positioned not removed from the Grafenwoehr Coaching Space, the biggest Military coaching website in Europe.
Final week noticed one other crash involving US Military personnel stationed within the space, after a driver misplaced management of a light-weight medium tactical automobile whereas on the way in which to a variety close to the Grafenwoehr complicated. Although the automobile overturned, the eight troopers inside sustained solely minor accidents.
Tuesday’s accident additionally follows an incident earlier this 12 months which noticed two Military vans carrying “tons of missiles and munitions” collide on a German freeway, as reported by Stars and Stripes. One American soldier was severely injured within the crash and required an airlift to a hospital, whereas three others had been wounded much less severely.
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