Soldier killed in car crash on Fort Bragg

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WTVD) -- An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper was killed in a crash on Fort Bragg this week.

On Tuesday, authorities said 31-year-old Spc. Michael Faulkenberry died after the wreck, which happened around 5 p.m. Monday.

Faulkenberry was assigned to 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Abn. Division.

Spc. Michael Faulkenberry

He joined the Army in May 2016 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Georgia before heading to Fort Bragg in December 2016.

"Spc. Faulkenberry was a dedicated Paratrooper to the Falcon Brigade," said Col. Jason Curl, commander 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. "His passing is a tragedy that strikes at the heart of us all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow Paratroopers. The Falcon Family stands with them during this difficult time."

Faulkenberry's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon

The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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