U.S. woman killed in accident still unidentified
The Army has not released the name of a soldier’s wife killed in a vehicle accident Oct. 30 because the next of kin has not yet been notified, according to the soldier’s unit.
The deceased woman’s husband, a member of 2nd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, stationed in Ansbach, Germany, was in Iraq at the time of the accident. His name has not been released.
An officer at the soldier’s unit reached by phone Monday in Ansbach would not say anything about the incident other than the next of kin has not been notified. He did not provide a reason why the notification hadn’t been completed.
Two children — the couple’s 8-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter — were injured in the crash. According to a German police report, the boy was severely injured, and was flown to Würzburg for treatment. The girl was treated in Aschaffenburg for shock, according to the report.
A spokesman for the Ansbach garrison had no information Monday about the status of the children or about the woman’s identity.
The Main Echo newspaper reported that the woman’s Dodge sport utility vehicle spun on the wet surface of the autobahn 3 between Waldaschaff and Weibersbrunn, veered to the right and struck a cargo truck that was parked at a roadside parking area at about 8:45 a.m. Oct. 30.
She died at the scene, according to the German police report.