Washington soldier killed in car crash Saturday in Kuwait
The Department of Defense announced in a release Sunday that a soldier died in Kuwait Saturday.
25-year-old 1st Lt. Jeffrey D. Cooper of Mill Creek, Washington, was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the release said.
Officials say he died from a non-combat related incident. While traveling from Camp Buehring in Kuwait to the Ali Al Salem Airfield, Cooper was killed in a rollover vehicle accident.
The release says Cooper was an infantry officer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team and the 101st Airborne Division.
He joined the Army in June 2013 and arrived at Fort Campbell in Kentucky in July 2015.
His awards and decorations include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
Officials say the cause of the accident is under investigation.