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Soldier run over, killed on side of road

Posted April 24, 2009

— An Army Special Operations soldier died early Friday when he was hit by a car on the shoulder of the All-American Freeway, police said.

The man, whose name hasn't been released, was riding in a Jeep with a woman at about 3 a.m. when they began arguing, police said. The man got out of the Jeep on the northbound shoulder of All-American Freeway – heading toward Fort Bragg – near the Cliffdale Road exit and was walking along the road when the Jeep hit him, police said.

Jeep runs over Bragg soldier Police investigate soldier's death

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were questioning the woman Friday to determine whether the incident was an accident or intentional. No charges had been filed by Friday evening.

The relationship between the man and the woman was unclear Friday. Police said she was a civilian but didn't release her name.

The All-American Freeway was closed near Cliffdale Road for a short time Friday morning while police investigated the case.


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  • Trivr Apr 24, 2009

    If it's not clear to the police on the scene if it was intentional, how in the world could a jury ever come to the conclusion that it was?

    She could have been dumping him and he was distraught/suicidal, we don't know anything yet.

  • Tired Of Excuses Apr 24, 2009

    Are you kidding me? They question whether or not it was accidental? Hum..let's see here.
    1. It was 3am (I'm guessing alcohol was involved)
    2. A man and woman were arguing and he got out of the jeep (someone was mad that the other was talking to or flirting with someone else of the opposite sex.)
    3. He was walking along side of the road and was killed by the same vehicle that he had just left, driven by the the same woman he had just argued with.
    Like someone mentioned earlier.
    Seems like a no brainer.

  • Whatever Geez Apr 24, 2009

    What if....she couldn't drive the jeep b/c its a stick shift and it jerked or something......I would love to hear her excuse of what happened...

  • housemanagercary Apr 24, 2009

    I'm glad you all aren't my jury! What if he was hammered and jumped in front of her and she couldn't stop? What if his head was hit is just the right way that his brain hemmorraged and he couldn't be saved? You don't know the facts so don't comdemn her until they're aired. The facts released thus far are realllly circumstantial.

  • nandud Apr 24, 2009

    An earlier story said alcohol was involved...

  • batcave Apr 24, 2009

    change headline from killed to murdered

  • scientistjo Apr 24, 2009

    Maybe it was self-defense.

  • bronzegoddess40 Apr 24, 2009

    Obviously she ran over him. If they were arguing and he got out, then she should have just went on home. I am sure more information will come out. People are just crazy!!

  • Scubagirl Apr 24, 2009

    hmmmm...seems a no brainer to me

  • kebsmom Apr 24, 2009

    No big question here! She killed him, plain and simple.
    Book her Dan-O