13 Years ago today, vehicle accident. One Ranger died, 4 others injured.

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13 Years ago today, vehicle accident. One Ranger died, 4 others injured.

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Ranger killed in wreck-- UPDATE
Post by wazzle » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:13 pm

My oldest son was in this wreck and the SUV was his. As I type this, he is still unconscious at Columbus Medical Center. All appears that he will make a full recovery but after being awake for over 36 hours by his side, he still is only briefly opening his eyes and speaking. There was an oncoming car in their lane which caused the driver to swerve to avoid the head on collision. After leaving the road, he over compensated and the vehicle flipped 4 times throwing my son and one other Soldier out of the vehicle. He also sustained serious head injuries.

Ranger killed in wreck
Four others soldiers injured after driver of SUV lost control
By Ben Wright - benw@ledger-enquirer.com --


A Ranger from Fort Benning was killed early Saturday and four other soldiers were injured after the SUV they were riding in went out of control and crashed on U.S. 27 near LaGrange, the Georgia State Patrol said.

Pfc. Adam Wayne Bopp, 22, of Indiana, was pronounced dead of massive head injures at 5 a.m. at West Georgia Medical Center, about three hours after the 2:10 a.m. wreck, said Troup County Coroner Jeff Cook. Bopp was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning.

Four other soldiers were injured in the wreck. Three were also members of the 75th Ranger Regiment and one was from 197th Infantry Brigade.

Tracy Bailey, a public affairs spokeswoman from the Ranger battalion, said one Ranger was treated at the scene of the wreck. The other occupants were transported to The Medical Center in Columbus where their conditions were unknown late Saturday.

Bopp was identified as the driver of the Chevy Trailblazer traveling southbound when the vehicle went out of control just south of LaGrange. Bopp was trapped in the wreckage, Cook said.

The names of the injured soldiers were not available. The cause of the accident remains under investigation
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Re: 13 Years ago today, vehicle accident. One Ranger died, 4 others injured.

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