Naples-based sailor killed in vehicle crash
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This report has been corrected.
NAPLES, Italy -- A U.S. sailor was killed last week in an afternoon head-on vehicle collision in the Naples area, Navy officials said.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Dawn E. Holt, assigned to headquarters command of Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella but stationed in Naples, was pronounced dead at the scene by Italian authorities following the 2:21 p.m. accident on Thursday, according to a Navy news release issued Saturday.
“This is a great loss to our Navy family,” Capt. Robert Gantt, commanding officer of NAVSUP FLC Sigonella, said in a statement, “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this most difficult time.”
The Italian newspaper Il Mattino reported the collision occurred in the Pozzuoli suburb of Naples as Holt was travelling on a rain-flooded roadway. A passenger in another vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to Il Mattino. Holt was 36 years old. The Navy release did not provide an age, nor any information on the passenger.
The incident still is under investigation with Italian authorities leading the probe, Navy spokesman Lt. Timothy Page said. He did not have details Sunday on a passenger in Holt’s vehicle.
Holt enlisted in the Navy from her hometown of Monroe, Ga., in 2007, the Navy statement reads.
She has served at Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Ill., Naval Technical Training Center in Meridian, Miss., and aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington.
Memorial services currently are being scheduled and will be held in Naples.