Two Americans hospitalized after crash in Germany
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Two Americans were transported to a German hospital early Sunday after the 25-year-old male driver lost control of their vehicle on K25 — better known as “ammo road” — near Rodenbach.
High speed and drunken driving caused the accident, which totaled the vehicle, according to German police. The vehicle, a Mazda, sped off the road just after midnight and crashed through the fence of the Weilerbach Ammunition Depot. The driver and the 28-year-old female passenger suffered head lacerations, concussions and multiple bruises, according to Christiane Lautenschläger, a spokeswoman with the German police.
The single-vehicle accident caused more than 20,000 euros worth of damage, police say. Air Force Staff Sgt. Keith E. Lombardi, 25, died in a single-vehicle accident on the same road in June.
Few changes in May post allowanceOverseas cost-of-living allowance given to civilians will remain stagnant into the first two weeks of May across most of Europe, the State Department announced Sunday.
Rates in the German locales of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Oberammergau increased significantly over the weekend because of the weakening dollar. Rates stayed at current levels in other areas where significant numbers of U.S. forces are located.
It has been more than a month since most U.S. civilians who get post allowance in Europe saw their supplement change.
Rates went up significantly in Germany and Italy in mid-March because of worsening exchange rates.