Two Kentucky Guard Soldiers Killed in Car Crash Identified

Sep 14, 2012

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.