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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release No. 15-05-13-02
May 13, 2015
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UTV Accident Follow-up
CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – One service member was killed and another injured when a utility task vehicle rolled Monday morning during routine training at Melrose Air Force Range.
Staff Sgt. Jordan Lewis, 20th Special Operations Squadron CV-22 flight engineer, was airlifted to Texas Tech University Medical Center in critical condition, said an official from the Melrose Air Force Range Management Office. Lewis died of head trauma at 4:24 p.m. Tuesday, according to the member’s assistant director of operations.
Lewis is survived by his parents, his wife and their children.
The other individual was transported to Roosevelt County General Hospital via ground ambulance, said the official from the Melrose Air Force Range Management Office. The member was released the same day.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Editor’s note: The name of the medical facility where Lewis was treated has been corrected since the initial press release.