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Two US soldiers killed in Kuwait wreck

Thousands of tires and other equipment line a staging area at the United States Army's Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. (U.S. Army/Released)

 Two U.S. Army soldiers were killed Tuesday in a vehicle wreck in Kuwait, defense officials said Wednesday.

The soldiers were deployed to the Army’s sprawling Camp Arifjan in the Middle Eastern nation and died in the wreck early Tuesday morning local time, a defense official said. The official declined to provide additional details about the incident as did a public affairs officer for U.S. Army Central, which oversees Army activities in the Middle East.

Army Capt. Alice Yoo, a service spokeswoman, would only confirm two soldiers died Tuesday in Kuwait. She said additional information about the incident would be released in the coming days by the soldiers’ unit. She did not identify the unit.

Military.com reported the soldiers’ were attached to the 657th Transportation Detachment, an Illinois-based Army Reserve unit. The publication reported 37-year-old Army Sgt. Holli Bolinski was one of the soldiers killed in the incident, according to her husband, Robert Bolinski.

He told the publication that his wife’s vehicle crashed into another vehicle pulling a tractor trailer.

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Holli Bolinski “was a loving wife, my best friend, mother of five,” Robert Bolinski said, according to Military.com. “Dedicated to the Army.”

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