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82nd Airborne paratrooper dies in Myrtle Beach motorcycle wreck

Lt. Joey Crosby says one is dead in Saturday wreck

One person is dead after a motorcycle and car wreck on 21st Avenue North and Oak Street Saturday evening in Myrtle Beach.
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One person is dead after a motorcycle and car wreck on 21st Avenue North and Oak Street Saturday evening in Myrtle Beach.

An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper was killed in a motorcycle wreck in Myrtle Beach on Sunday.

Spc. Carl A. Trice, 26, of Hampton, Ga., was a vehicle mechanic assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, according to Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, division spokesman.

Trice’s motorcycle collided with a car, sending multiple people to the hospital, according to Lt. Joey Crosby with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

No other details about the wreck were immediately available. Myrtle Beach police still are investigating the accident.

“Specialist Carl Trice was a paratrooper who enlisted in a time of persistent war, and for that we are grateful,” said Lt. Col. Kevin Key, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, the “Gladius” battalion. “Carl volunteered three times: once to selflessly serve his country, then to attend airborne school and finally to do something inherently dangerous: serve on airborne status. In this endeavor, he was in elite company. We are forever grateful for his service to the 82nd Airborne Division and the Gladius Battalion.”

Trice joined the Army in February 2014 and following basic training and advanced individual training was assigned to the 82nd in September 2014.

Trice earned the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Parachutist Badge during his service.

Megan Tomasic contributed to this report.

Abbie Bennett: 919-836-5768; @AbbieRBennett

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