The Department of Defense announced today the death of Spc. Michael Andrade, 28, of Bristol, Rhode Island. Andrade died on Sept. 24 in Balad, Iraq. Andrade was a passenger in a HMMWV when a 5-ton truck struck the side of his vehicle. He died of injuries sustained in the accident.
Andrade was assigned to the 115th Military Police Company, U.S. Army National Guard, Cranston, Rhode Island.
The incident is under investigation.