Thursday, May 15, 2003

Ky.-based soldier killed in Iraq



The Associated Press

IRBIL, Iraq - A U.S. soldier with the Fort Campbell, Ky.-based 101st Airborne Division died and another was injured Wednesday after their vehicle overturned in northern Iraq, officers and witnesses at the scene said.

The soldier, who was not immediately identified, was part of a convoy driving on the road from the northern city of Mosul to Irbil, a city 50 miles to the east.

A recovery vehicle that was towing an army truck rolled over and crushed the cabin, killing the driver and injuring another soldier inside, an officer said.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.




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