A Fort Hood, Texas-based soldier died Monday after the pickup truck he was riding in crashed en route to a hospital, installation and local law enforcement officials said.
Spc. Jason Darryl Kane, 24, has been on a hog-hunting trip in Killeen with three other service members, local media reported. Kane and another hunter, identified by police as 22-year-old Joshua Moore, fell out of the back of the truck while it was "going at a pretty high speed," a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper told the Killeen Daily Herald.
The driver and another passenger circled back to pick up the injured men and sped toward Killeen's Metroplex Hospital, local media reported. They crashed en route; police responded to the wreck around 3:30 a.m. Monday.
Kane was dead on arrival at the hospital, KCEN-TV reported. Moore was in critical condition; his current status was not immediately available.