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Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle crash near Statesboro
Pfc. Dylan Kelly hero photo

A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed Thursday evening when his motorcycle struck a vehicle near Statesboro, according to post spokesman Kevin Larson.

 Killed was Pfc. Dylan Kelly, 21, an armor vehicle crewman assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Kelly served in the Army for 15 months and Fort Stewart was his first assignment. He has no operational deployments. Kelly is from Benton, Illinois, and is survived by his father and stepmother.

 “Pfc. Kelly was a hardworking and dedicated Soldier his positive energy will be sorely missed in our unit,” said Capt. Jared Peterson, Kelly’s company commander.

 The incident occurred around 7 p.m. Thursday evening on Highway 67 near Statesboro. Kelly was riding a motorcycle when he struck a civilian vehicle. The incident remains under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol; no additional details will be released at this time.

 The 3rd ID and the Fort Stewart community expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Pfc. Kelly.

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