Alaska – A horrific four-vehicle crash last week that killed 2 US Army soldiers and injured 2 others in the area of Anchorage was investigated to find out the identity of the deceased soldiers.

The two army soldiers who lost their lives last week in the horrific crash have been identified as 23-year-old Pvt. Valsin David Tate Jr., from New Orleans, and 22-year-old Spc. Wyne Lyndon Jacob Abonita from Yokosuka, Japan.

The US Army revealed the identities confirming that both the paratroopers lost their lives in the horrific car accident on 13th May 2022.

Both the soldiers belonged to the 2nd Battalion, 377th parachute field artillery regiment, and had come to Alaska in 2019 from their previous bases.

The regiment commander, Lt. Col. Dustin Blair released a statement saying, “this was a tragic situation, and the entire battalion is mourning the loss of two of our paratroopers.”

Both the soldiers were considered to be valued assets of the US Army and had received the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.

The Spc. Wyne Lyndon Jacob Abonita had also been awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, Stars and Stripes.

Both were stationed at the joint base Elmendorf-Richardson located in Anchorage.

According to the Anchorage police, four individuals were injured in the car crash. The two soldiers were pronounced dead on the spot just a mere moment after the crash whereas the other two soldiers were immediately rushed to the hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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No arrests were made in connection with the accident. One of the soldiers was discharged from the hospital this Saturday.

According to the details, both the soldiers were traveling on the highway when their car came in contact with a nearby vehicle and they lost control jamming into the oncoming traffic. One of the vehicles crashed into a side tree which injured the other two soldiers.

Another US soldier lost his life in Alaska earlier this month when he was horrendously killed by a wild bear. 30-year-old Army Staff Sgt. Seth Michael Plant died after sustaining multiple injuries when he was attacked by a bear on 10th May. He was training in a remote area near the joint base Elmendorf-Richardson when the fatal incident took place