A Specialist assigned to 6th Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia, died 19 December 2017 at 2220 local near Land O’ Lakes, Florida. While on holiday leave, the Soldier was a passenger in a vehicle when the driver failed to negotiate a left turn and crashed into a ditch. The Soldier was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was evacuated to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Alcohol use is suspected as a contributing factor in the mishap.