Drugs, alcohol ruled out in accident that killed soldier at Grafenwöhr
A 21-year-old soldier who died July 11 in a one-car crash in downtown Grafenwöhr, Germany, was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, German police said. They do not know what caused the crash.
Pfc. Jose M. Castro, 21, of Springfield, Mass., with the Grafenwöhr-based 12th Chemical Company, died when his red Honda crashed into a stone wall at 4:25 a.m. as he was driving away from the downtown bar district.
Castro was the only person in the car.
Werner Stopfer of the Weiden police department said no further evidence has developed. He asked that anyone who knows about the accident phone the police at 09645-92040 or contact local military police.
In another case involving a soldier from 12th Chemical Company, test results are still pending in the death of Spc. Toney L. Goble II, 24, according to Marlon Killion, the coroner of Marshall County, Ala.
Goble was found dead on June 27 in a friend’s bedroom in Guntersville, Ala., while on leave.