Soldier involved in crash that killed two Germans
January 12, 2005
WüRZBURG, Germany — A 30-year-old 3rd Corps Support Command soldier and his family escaped injury Sunday evening in a car crash near Kitzingen that killed two Germans and badly injured four others, according to 3rd COSCOM and German news reports.
A Ford pickup truck driven by the unidentified soldier exited the A-7 autobahn and turned onto the B8 highway between 6 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday about three miles west of Kitzingen, according to the Würzburg-based newspaper Main Post.
The truck collided with an eastbound Volkswagen Passat, forcing it into the path of a westbound VW van, the newspaper said.
A woman, 37, and her 9-year-old daughter, riding in the Passat, were pronounced dead at the scene, the newspaper reported, while the 34-year-old driver, another adult and a 5-month-old girl suffered severe injuries. A 48-year-old passenger in the van also was badly hurt but the driver, her 53-year-old husband, wasn’t injured.
The soldier’s 28-year-old wife and their two children, ages 11 and 8, also were unharmed, the newspaper said.
The collision blocked the B8 in both directions and the A7 Repperndorf exit for about three hours. U.S. military police and local German police are jointly investigating the crash, according to a 3rd COSCOM news release.