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SEOUL — A U.S. Forces Korea soldier was killed Thursday morning in a single-vehicle traffic accident between Sangju and Cheongwon, according to U.S. Army Garrison Daegu officials.

The soldier was driving a personal vehicle on Highway 30 when the accident occurred. He was transported to a South Korean hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

One family member received non-life threatening injuries, and two others were treated for minor injuries and released.

The names of the soldier and his family members are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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