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A U.S. airman and two Italians were killed in a three-vehicle accident Friday afternoon, according to a 31st Fighter Wing news release.

The accident occurred about 4:50 p.m. near the town of Giais, a few miles northeast of Aviano Air Base, Italy. Authorities declined to release the name of the airman until verification that family members have been notified.

The airman was medically evacuated to a hospital in Udine where he was pronounced dead, according to the release.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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