WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri September 14, 2012
Two Kentucky Guard Soldiers Killed in Car Crash Identified
Officials say two Kentucky National Guard members were killed and two were injured in a single-car accident in North Dakota, where the troops were training.
The Kentucky National Guard on Friday said 31-year-old Sgt. Ronald J. Forsyth of Ryland Heights and 23-year-old Spc. Jason S. Burnette of Manchester were killed Thursday in the crash.
The two other Kentucky National Guard members who were injured were treated and released from a local hospital. Their names were not released.
Burnette was a member of the 207th Horizontal Engineer Company out of Hazard. Forsyth was a member of the 118th Engineer Equipment Supply Platoon based in Walton.
The soldiers were participating in engineer-related training at Camp Grafton Training Center in Devils Lake, N.D. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.