JBER Solider killed in rollover crash in the Yukon Training Area, another hurt

Spc. Marquise Gabriel Elliott (Photo from U.S. Army Alaska)

ANCHORAGE, (KTUU) - A U.S. Army solider is dead and another hurt after the Humvee they were in rolled over.

The crash happened in the Yukon Training Area Friday, June 14.

Army officials say 25-year-old Spc. Marquise Gabriel Elliott was driving at the time. Following the crash, Elliott was taken by military helicopter to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

As for the other solider, he was treated at the scene for injuries to his lower extremities by medics and returned to duty.

“Spc. Elliott was a gifted and intelligent paratrooper," said Lt. Col. Tobias Bennett, 2-377th PFAR commander, in a release. “His reserved and thoughtful demeanor, disciplined work ethic, and commitment to his fellow paratroopers endeared him to all fortunate enough to share time with him.”

In a press release, officials say Elliott, from Charlotte, North Carolina, joined the Army in October 2015 and trained at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Fort Benning, Georgia, before reporting to Alaska in April 2016.

Elliott deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Resolute Support with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division from September 2017 to May 2018.

Throughout his military service, Elliott was presented with multiple awards including the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, a Meritorious Unit Citation, the Army Good Conduct Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

The crash is under investigation.

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