Police: Army civilian involved in fatal accident in Wiesbaden

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: February 26, 2013

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – German police are investigating a fatal accident Sunday in Wiesbaden involving a U.S. Army civilian.

Witnesses said that, at about 3:15 a.m., a 35-year-old male tried to cross a street in the center of Wiesbaden while the pedestrian crossing light was red, according to a news release from police. A vehicle driven by a 39-year-old American woman struck the man and he died at the scene, according to the police.

At the U.S. Army’s Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, signs indicating the number of days since the post’s last traffic fatality and driving-under-the-influence incident were both at “one” Monday.

In an emailed statement Tuesday, a spokeswoman for U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden confirmed “there was a tragic off-post vehicle accident involving a [U.S. Army Europe] civilian employee allegedly striking a German pedestrian resulting in his death.”

According to Wiesbaden police, a test administered at the scene indicated the driver’s blood-alcohol level was just under 0.8 per mil, the standard legal limit for intoxication.

A police spokeswoman said authorities are waiting for results of a blood-alcohol test to confirm the finding, as well as blood results from the pedestrian to determine if he was intoxicated.

A police investigation into the accident is under way, she said.


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