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HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

May 10, 2004
Release Number: 04-05-18C


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



SOLDIER KILLED IN COLLISION

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A 16th Military Police Brigade Soldier was killed in an accidental collision between the Soldier's Humvee and a U.S. tank southwest of Baghdad around 10:15 p.m. May 9.

The Soldier was transported to the 31st Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, where he later died of his injuries.

The Humvee's gunner was transported to a nearby field hospital for a precautionary medical check and was returned to duty.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

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