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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fort Hood soldier dies after being hit by truck

Fort Hood soldier dies after being hit by truck in Aiken County
By Lynn Davidson
Staff Writer
Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011

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A 48-year-old Killeen, Texas, soldier died after being hit by a pickup on Edgefield Highway near Eureka, S.C., on Friday night, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

Sgt. 1st Class Maurice J. Collier was attending a motorcycle rally with more than 500 motorcycles at Ellen’s Bar and Grill, Carlton said. Collier was standing near the entrance to the property directing traffic when he was struck by a Ford F-350. Collier was taken to Aiken Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead of multiple body trauma, Carlton said.
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