A soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division died Thursday in a vehicle accident, officials said.
Spc. Isaiah Flowers, 21, of Topeka, Kansas, was a cannon crewmember. He was assigned to C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
“Specialist Flowers was among the small group of Americans who chose to serve in a time of persistent conflict,” said Lt. Col. Wayne Fogel, commander of 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, in a statement.
According to the Fayetteville police, Flowers was riding a motorcycle along Cliffdale Road when he collided with a Toyota that was making a left turn.
The driver of the Toyota, a 71-year-old woman, has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, according to the police.
The accident happened about 8:45 p.m. Thursday, police said.
Flowers joined the Army in May 2016. After training, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division in November 2016.
His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge.