Two U.S. Army soldiers have been killed in a military transport vehicle crash this week in Alaska, including one from eastern Missouri.

Spc. Joshua Snowden, of Lonedell, Missouri, and Spc. Jeremy Daniel Evans, 23, of Knoxville, Tennessee, died after the tactical vehicle they were riding in lost control and flipped on Monday.

They were among 17 soldiers riding in the vehicle during a training exercise. Twelve soldiers were injured in the crash.

Snowden, 22, was based at Fort Wainwright in the Fairbanks area. He was with the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 11th Airborne Division.

Snowden joined the Army in July 2020 and after training at Fort Moore, Georgia, arrived in Alaska in March 2021.

“This is an incredible loss for all of us across the division,” said Maj. Gen. Brian Eifler, commanding general of the 11th Airborne Division. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends, and fellow soldiers of Spc. Evans and Spc. Snowden. While we’re always challenged by the environment, we’re Arctic Angels, we overcome these challenges and accomplish our mission by being a team, and teams take care of one another, especially in times like these.”

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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