A U.S. Army Central soldier died on Thursday in a “non-combat related vehicle accident” at Udairi Range, Kuwait, U.S. Army Central told American Military News in an email.
The soldier’s identity will not be released until the soldier’s next of kin is notified, officials said, and the incident is under investigation.
Last month, seven U.S. soldiers were injured after a group of armored military vehicles piled up on a highway in Germany. An Army spokesperson confirmed one soldier was airlifted to a hospital at the time, while six others were taken to hospitals in ambulances.
U.S. officials said the crash happened in a convoy of armored vehicles that was en route to Grafenwoehr Training Area, part of the U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria.
A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle struck a Stryker, neither of which had any munitions on board, officials said. Police from the town of Amberg initially described the incident as “a rear-end collision involving four armored vehicles,” The Associated Press reported.
German police said “traffic-related braking” was a probable reason for the crash, though it remains under investigation, Military Times reported.
Also in April, White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby confirmed a second American was killed in Sudan. The U.S. citizen’s death comes after Kirby said it was “not safe” enough to evacuate Americans stranded in Sudan after the Biden administration evacuated U.S. government employees over the weekend.
“We extend our deepest condolences to the family,” Kirby said during a virtual call with reporters, according to Fox News. “We continue to make clear at the highest levels of our government the leadership of both the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces that they are responsible for ensuring the protection of civilians and noncombatants, including people from third countries and humanitarian staff that are working to save lives.”
This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.