A Fort Benning soldier died early Saturday after the vehicle he was driving went out control on the J.R. Allen Parkway, went over the railing and crashed onto the Chattahoochee Riverwalk, authorities said.
The name of the 30-year-old man wasn’t released because his relatives have not been notified, said Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan. The soldier who lived in Phenix City was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:33 a.m.
Bryan said no autopsy will be conducted in the death but blood tests will be conducted.
Columbus police said the soldier was traveling westbound in a 2001 Chevy Silverado pickup when his truck went out of control and struck the guardrail on the bridge entering Phenix City.
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Bryan said the pickup went over the railing and plunged onto the Riverwalk.
The crash remains under investigation by the Columbus Police Department.
Bryan said Army officials were trying to locate relatives of the soldier in rural Kentucky. He was married and the father of three children.