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CENTCOM NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
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June 13, 2003
Release Number: 03-06-52


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ONE U.S. SOLDIER DIED AND EIGHT INJURED IN ARMORED VEHICLOE ROLL OVER ACCIDENT

CAMP DOHA, Kuwait -- One V Corps soldier died and eight others were injured in an armored vehicle roll over accident 20 kilometers south of Al Asad Air Base, Iraq at approximately 8:00 a.m. today.

The personnel were traveling in an M113 Armored Personnel Carrier on a mission when they encountered a four-foot drop off on the side of the road that caused the vehicle to throw a track and roll over.

One soldier was pronounced dead at the scene. Two others were flown by MEDEVAC to Al Asad Air Base for treatment.

One soldier was immediately returned to duty and the remaining five are expected to be returned to duty later today.

Names and units of the dead and injured are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

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