The identity of the soldier killed in Monday's traffic accident has been released by Fort Stewart officials.
The deceased is Sgt. 1st Class Augusto Pineiro, 38, a combat engineer assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Pineiro served in the Army for more than 15 years and was assigned to Fort Stewart for the past 30 months. He deployed four times, most recently returning from a deployment in September 2012. He is survived by a wife and three children.
The accident occurred around 7 a.m. Monday morning on the Fort Stewart stretch of Georgia highway 119 near mile marker 25. Pineiro was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a civilian vehicle. The accident remains under investigation by both Fort Stewart police and the Georgia State Patrol; no additional details will be released at this time.
Pinero was a record setting NCO who broke the 100-mile gas mask run record in 2016.