A U.S. Army soldier was killed in a car crash on Sunday on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, the service said.
Five U.S. troops were traveling on Arctic Valley Road around 11:30 p.m. when their car collided with another vehicle. The second vehicle was carrying a sixth soldier, as well as his wife and child, according to Stars & Stripes.
Two soldiers in the first car were ejected upon impact, the release stated, and one was later declared dead at Alaska Native Medical Center.
The other ejected soldier had minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The driver was also treated and released.
The family in the second vehicle involved in the crash was given medical attention at Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. The family’s condition is unclear.
The deceased 11th Airborne Division soldier’s name has not been released, pending next of kin notifications. The Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the incident.
Almost exactly one year ago, two U.S. Army soldiers were killed and two more were injured in a four-car crash in Anchorage, Alaska.
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) spokesperson Jon Pennell told American Military News at the time that the soldiers were involved in a motor vehicle crash on Glenn Highway.
The local news station, KTUU, reported the crash on Glenn Highway was a four-vehicle collision between Boniface Parkway and Muldoon Road at around 5:52 p.m.
Officials from the Anchorage Police Department told KTUU that drivers of a Dodge Challenger and Mitsubishi Galant both lost control of their vehicles while they traveled south on the Glenn Highway. The Dodge reportedly left the road and hit a tree, while the Mitsubishi hit a Toyota Tundra that was also traveling south.
The collision between the Mistubishi and Toyota caused the two vehicles to cross over the median into northbound traffic. The Mistubishi then hit a Chevrolet Silverado, causing both vehicles to catch fire.
This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.