62-year-old dies after being hit by soldier's car at Fort Gordon

A civilian was killed Monday afternoon at Fort Gordon when a soldier lost control of his vehicle and ran over him, according to a news release.

The wreck occurred about 2:30 p.m. when an Army specialist westbound on Chamberlain Avenue veered over the right-side curb, then into oncoming traffic, where he hit another vehicle. After that collision, the soldier’s car left the road and crossed the sidewalk, where it hit the victim, who was trying to run out of the vehicle’s path.

Fort Gordon paramedics performed CPR on the victim before taking him to Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:20 p.m. The 62-year-old man was a Department of Defense civilian employee.

Post spokesman Buz Yarnell said he could not release the names of those involved in the wreck. Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten said his office was not involved in identifying the victim. The Department of Defense would not identify him Tuesday.

The two soldiers in the vehicle were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. The wreck is under investigation by the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division.

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