Germany-based soldier killed in car accident
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Spc. Tyler Vaughan, a 22-year-old soldier stationed in Vilseck, Germany, was killed Saturday in a car accident near the Grafenwoehr Training Area, the military said.
Vaughan, who served with the U.S. Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment as a fire team leader, was a passenger in a vehicle that veered off the road and rolled into a tree near the Grafenwoehr main gate, German media reported. Two other soldiers, 26 and 27 years old, were seriously injured.
The soldiers were driving in a Subaru behind the vehicle of a military investigator whose lights were flashing when the accident happened, said Auerbach police Sgt. Daniel Hegel.
Hegel said that the military police officer was driving at more than 70 mph when the Subaru passed and then veered in front of his car.
The driver of the car tested positive for alcohol, with a blood alcohol level of 0.096, and suffered minor injuries, Hegel said.
Another American soldier had a fatal accident at this same location less than a year ago.
The Army said the accident was under investigation and had no comment at this time.
Marcus Kloeckner contributed to this report.