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Soldier dead in New York following car accident

A tragic accident in New York state involving a military vehicle has left one soldier dead and two other people injured, according to local news. The car accident, which took place on Interstate 95 in New York on August 9, is being investigated by local and state police. So far, no charges have been filed in association with this incident.

Details about how the accident took place are still sketchy as of this report, but it has been confirmed that a military "Light Medium Tactical Vehicle" was on its way to an out-of-state base to turn in used ammunition shells after a live fire exercise. The truck was accompanied by a military van, which was unscathed in the accident. For reasons unknown, the truck collided head-on with another car being driven by an unidentified individual. The force of the impact caused the LMTV to flip, ejecting both soldiers from the vehicle.

One soldier was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency response personnel, while the other, who was driving at the time, was rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was also injured, but that individual's injuries have not been reported. Police are continuing their investigation as of this report.

It is unusual for a military vehicle to be involved in a car accident, as armed forces drivers are put through rigorous driving training as part of their overall military experience. However, mistakes can always be made. Depending on the outcome of the New York police investigation, the military driver could be held accountable for the accident, and if this is the case, the driver of the other vehicle would be entitled to sue for personal injury.

Source: NBC New York, "Military Vehicle, Car Crash on NY Highway, Killing Soldier", , Aug. 7, 2014

Source: NBC New York, "Military Vehicle, Car Crash on NY Highway, Killing Soldier", , Aug. 7, 2014

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