Soldier Struck, Killed by Vehicle Near Fort Stewart Base in Georgia
FORT STEWART, GA. – According to an online news story reported by wsav.com, a soldier with the U.S. Army was struck and killed by a vehicle near the Fort Stewart, Georgia, base. Troopers with Georgia State Patrol say the soldier was changing a tire on his vehicle when a passing motorist hit him.*
The accident took place in the early morning on April 30 on Highway 144, near Fort Stewart Hunter Army Airfield. Georgia State Patrol and WSAV report that at approximately 5:30 a.m., a solider experienced a tire issue on eastbound Highway 144 by mile marker 7. He was attempting to change the tire, when a passing vehicle hit him.
It is not clear what led to the tire issue or where the soldier was positioned while changing the tire. Troopers investigating the case did not say what circumstances led to the vehicle hitting the victim. Investigation into the incident is ongoing.
WSAV reports the soldier was seriously injured and taken to Memorial Health in Savannah, Georgia, where he tragically died from his injuries. He was not identified in the news report.
Another news report from wjcl.com indicates the driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries in the accident. He or she was also not identified by authorities, and no description of the vehicle was reported. It is unclear if the driver was transported to a hospital. Georgia State Patrol says charges are pending against the driver.
The accident resulted in a closure of Highway 144 between Evans Army Airfield and Richmond Hill. The closure remained in effect for almost five hours, with the roadway reopening at approximately 11:15 a.m. that day.
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Source:https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/soldier-struck-killed-changing-tire-on-fort-stewart-gsp-says/1966854013 and https://www.wjcl.com/article/authorities-soldier-killed-near-fort-stewart-while-changing-tire-on-side-of-the-road/27323613
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