Update: Fort Bliss soldier killed in a motorcycle accident

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 10:48am

A Fort Bliss soldier assigned to the 1st Armored Division is dead, following an overnight motorcycle crash on Loop 375 near Spur 601.

The crash happened just before 1am.

Investigators say, a motorcycle driver lost control traveling north on Loop 375.

Moments later, a Kia Optima traveling north struck the motorcyclist who was lying in the roadway.

Investigators suspect speed to be a factor on behalf of the motorcyclist.

There were no other injuries reported.

His identity will not be released until at least 24 hours after his next-of-kin have been officially notified by military officials. 


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