Knightdale-based soldier killed during vehicle rollover in Syria

WASHINGTON, (WTVD) -- A Knightdale-based soldier died on Friday from injuries suffered in a rollover accident in Syria, the Department of Defense (DOD) said Saturday.

Specialist Antonio I. Moore, 22, of Wilmington, died on Jan. 24 in Deir ez Zor Province, Syria during a rollover accident while conducting route clearing operations, the DOD said. This was Moore's first deployment.

A news release said Moore enlisted in the Army in May 2017 as a combat engineer. He was assigned to 363rd Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade in Knightdale.

"The 363rd Engineer Battalion is deeply saddened at the loss of Spec. Antonio Moore," said Lt. Col. Ian Doiron, 363rd Engineer Battalion commander. "Antonio was one of the best in our formation. He will be missed by all who served with him. We will now focus on supporting his family and honoring his legacy and sacrifice."

Moore's awards include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

He is survived by his mother, stepfather, three brothers and one sister.

The incident is under investigation.
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