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Police are seeking information on a gold Ford that might have been involved in a fatal auto accident early Friday morning in downtown Grafenwöhr.

Private 1st Class Jose M. Castro, 21, of Springfield, Mass., and 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.

German police based in Weiden said that the gold Ford might have been traveling on Neuen Amberger Strasse, the main drag through Grafenwöhr, at about the time the accident occurred on that street, according to Werner Stopfer of the Weiden police. Persons who have information on the accident are asked to phone the Weiden police department at 09645-92040.

Castro’s death was the second in two weeks involving a soldier from the unit. On June 27, Spc. Tony L. Goble II, 24, was found dead in a bed in Guntersville, Ala., while on leave. The cause of Goble’s death has not been announced.


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