Two Germany-based U.S. servicemembers died on Saturday, one in a motorcycle crash, another in a river rafting accident.
Air Force Master Sgt. Benjamin J. Kelly, 34, died from injuries suffered in the motorcycle accident in Austria, said Senior Master Sgt. Stefan Alford, a spokesman for United States Air Forces in Europe.
Kelly was assigned to the inspector general’s office at USAFE headquarters at Ramstein Air Base.
The incident is under investigation by Army officials out of Garmisch, who are closest to the accident site, Alford said.
A 39-year-old U.S. soldier died in the rafting accident in southern Germany, according to The Associated Press.
The man, who wore a life jacket and wet suit, drowned in the Ammer River near the Bavarian village of Saulgrub after the boat he was in capsized, the AP reported.
The soldier was assigned to a NATO training school in southern Germany and had been on a leisure trip organized by the school, the AP said.
German police in nearby Rosenheim were investigating the death.
From staff and wire reports