Soldier on bike killed in accident near Fort Stewart

FORT STEWART, Ga. (WSAV) — Authorities are investigating a fatal accident on Ga. Hwy. 119 involving a Fort Stewart soldier on Monday.

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jamie Quinn, a soldier was riding a bicycle on Ga. Hwy. 119 around 7 a.m. when he was struck by a Toyota Prius heading in the same direction.

Quinn said the 38-year-old soldier was heading back towards Fort Steward and was struck from behind by a 30-year-old woman.

The soldier was thrown from his bike into the wood line. A military medic, who was on his way to go fishing, stopped to render aid.

The soldier was transported by ambulance to Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart where he was later pronounced dead.

The Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) has been called out to assist in the investigation. The driver has been cooperating with authorities.

The soldier has not been identified, pending notification next of kin.

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