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82nd Airborne Division paratrooper dies after Fayetteville wreck

Posted September 12, 2012 5:07 p.m. EDT
Updated September 12, 2012 6:19 p.m. EDT

— A paratrooper with Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division died from injuries he received in a wreck Friday afternoon in Fayetteville, the military said Wednesday.

Staff Sgt. Dannie M. Simmons Jr., 29, of South Hill, Va., was a unit supply specialist with the 82nd's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.

Simmons joined the Army in January 2005 and had recently returned from a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan.

Fayetteville police are still investigating the wreck, which happened on Cliffdale Road.