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U.S. Army armoured vehicle crushes SUV in South Korea

Four persons have been killed in a crash involving U.S. military vehicles on a road near the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in the city of Pocheon, South Korea, Aug. 30.

An SUV carrying the four civilians rear-ended the M577 tracked vehicle at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday on a road near the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in the city of Pocheon, local police and fire officials said.

All four people in the SUV died, while one U.S. soldier suffered light injuries and was sent to the hospital, the department said.

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According to local police, the driver of the SUV carrying four people which collided with the M577 tracked Armoured personnel carrier at high speed about 5 km from the U.S. training range near the border with North Korea may have failed to see the camouflaged military vehicle.

“Out of respect to those killed and their families, Eighth Army is temporarily suspending training in the area,” USFK said in a statement, referring to the US field army in command of US forces in the Asian nation.

“USFK offers its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased following this tragic accident, they are in our thoughts and prayers,” the statement added.

Photo by Pocheon Fire Station
Photo by Pocheon Fire Station

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Daisuke Sato
Daisuke Sato
Daisuke Sato is defense reporter, covering the Asia-Pacific defense industrial base, defense markets and all related issues. He has covered the US and Japan bilateral exercises for several years.

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