Army identifies two soldiers killed in Alaska car crash


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The US military has identified two soldiers killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Anchorage, Alaska.

SPC. Wyne Lyndon Jacob Abonita, 22, and Pvt. Valsin David Tate Jr., 23, was killed Friday in a car crash that injured two other people, the military said.

Both men were members of the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment.

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Pvt. Valsin David Tate Jr., left, and Spc. Wyne Lyndon Jacob Abonita was killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Anchorage, Alaska, the US military has confirmed.
(The American army)

The drivers of a Dodge Challenger and a Mitsubishi Galant lost control of their vehicle Friday on the freeway leading to Anchorage. The Challenger crashed into a tree, injuring both occupants, police said.

The Galant collided with a Toyota pickup truck, sending the two vehicles onto the freeway median and into oncoming traffic, where the Galant struck a second vehicle, a Chevrolet.

The occupants of the Galant, the two soldiers, were declared dead at the scene of the crash.

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It is only the most recent tragedy to strike US troops in the country’s northernmost state.

A soldier killed by a bear on a remote part of from alaska Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson this week was identified by the US military on Thursday.

Staff Sgt. Seth Michael Plant, 30, died Tuesday at a base hospital in Anchorage from injuries sustained during the mutilation, consistent with a “defensive attack by a female bear protecting her cubs,” the Department of Health said. Alaska fishing and hunting.

Another soldier was slightly injured in the attack.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.


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