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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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September 9, 2004
Release Number: 04-09-13C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



1ST FIRST INFANTRY DIVISION SOLDIER DIES, SEVEN SOLDIERS INJURED IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT

TIKRIT, Iraq -- One 1st Infantry Division Soldier died and seven other Soldiers were injured as a result of a vehicle accident near Baqubah at about 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 8.

Six of the injured Soldiers were evacuated to a military treatment facility and are in stable condition. One Soldier was treated and returned to duty.

Names of the Soldiers are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The incident is under investigation.

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