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NAPLES, Italy — A 22-year-old Italian man was killed early Sunday morning in a head-on, two-car collision involving American sailors, U.S. and Italian officials said Tuesday.

The Italian died at the scene of the 1 a.m. collision on the Domitiana south of the town of Mondragone, officials said.

Two Italian passengers, a man and a woman, were injured in the crash and were recuperating Tuesday at separate hospitals, said an Italian official from the Caserta road police office who declined to give his name.

All three American sailors were treated at the U.S. Naval Hospital at the support site and released, a Navy official said.

The Italian police official said tests results were being awaited to determine if alcohol was a factor.

Italian police have the lead in the investigation.

“U.S. Navy authorities are cooperating with local Italian officials as the matter remains under investigation,” said U.S. Navy Lt. Chris Servello, a spokesman for the 6th Fleet.

The Domitiana is a major road that provides a connection between Naples and Gaeta. The portion near the small town of Mondragone is mostly four lanes, two in each direction.


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