Soldier dies nearly 3 months after hit by truck

Army officials say a Fort Wainwright soldier from Texas who was struck by a log-hauling truck near Salcha has died of his injuries almost three months later.

Officials said Tuesday that 21-year-old Spc. Zachary Lane New of Jarrell, Texas, died Monday at a rehabilitation center at a San Antonio veterans hospital.

Alaska State Troopers have said the truck driver was hauling a trailer full of logs on the Richardson Highway Jan. 29. Road conditions were icy when the truck struck an Army Humvee that was turning into a parking lot to the Midway Lodge.

According to troopers, the truck went into the parking lot and struck New as he exited a parked Humvee. Troopers say the truck then struck two parked Stryker armored vehicles.

 

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