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AVIANO, Italy — A single-vehicle accident early Sunday outside two U.S. military compounds claimed the life of a local woman and sent three American airmen to the hospital.

The accident occurred on Via Pedemonte, the road that separates Area 1 from Area 2, according to a release from the 31st Fighter Wing public affairs office. It happened about 12:20 a.m.

The woman, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two of the airmen were listed in critical condition at the hospital in Pordenone. The other was listed in stable condition.

Italian authorities are investigating.

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