Friends and family will gather Saturday for a funeral to honor a South Korea-based soldier who was killed in a vehicle crash March 5, according to an obituary.

Pfc. Tristan Creamer, 20, died of his injuries in Bryan County, Georgia, while on leave, according to a Friday release from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

“The Warhorse team is deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and comrade, Pfc. Tristan Creamer,” Lt. Col. Jonathan A. Easley, his battalion commander, said in the release. “We are forever grateful for the commitment he made to his nation, his choice to serve forward in Korea, and the enthusiasm he brought to every mission. We extend our condolences to his family and friends around the world. We remain committed to supporting his family and all those affected by this tragic loss.”

Local authorities are investigating the Kissimmee, Florida, native’s death. A local news station reported Creamer had driven off of State Route 204 when he struck trees and rolled his vehicle, his body thrown 90 feet from the crash site.

Creamer had been a CH-47 Chinook mechanic assigned to the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Humphreys, South Korea.

He joined the Army in January 2018, according to the release. He is survived by his wife and parents, the obituary said.

Meghann Myers is the Pentagon bureau chief at Military Times. She covers operations, policy, personnel, leadership and other issues affecting service members.

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