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Soldier from Georgia killed when vehicle rolls over in Syria

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ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. military officials say a soldier from Georgia has been killed in a vehicle crash in Syria.

The Department of Defense on Saturday said 22-year-old Spc. Etienne J. Murphy died of injuries sustained in a "vehicle rollover-related incident" in Al-Hasakah, Syria, on Friday. No details were given.

The statement said Murphy was from Loganville, Georgia, about 30 miles east of Atlanta.

Murphy was assigned to 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield near the Georgia coast.

Murphy was on his first deployment since joining the military out of high school. Murphy completed his training at Fort Benning.

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