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Name released of soldier killed on Hwy 119 in Liberty County

Augusto Pineiro (Source: Fort Stewart) Augusto Pineiro (Source: Fort Stewart)
LIBERTY CO., GA (WTOC) -

Georgia State Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck involving a bicycle on Highway 119 just north of Gate #5 to Fort Stewart.

The wreck occurred around 7 a.m. Monday. According to a Public Information Officer at Fort Stewart, a soldier was killed in the incident.

A trooper with GSP says 38-year-old Augusto Pineiro was heading back toward Ft. Stewart when he was struck from behind by a 2012 Toyota Prius.

When Pineiro was struck he was thrown into the wood line, where a military medic who was on his way fishing stopped to render aid.  Pineiro was transported by ambulance to Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle did stop and has been cooperating with authorities.  

(The Coastal News Service contributed to this report.)

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