FREDERICKSBURG, Texas - A Vermont solder based at Fort Hood was killed in an accident near Fredericksburg, Texas, Sept. 26. U.S. Army Aviation Officer Luke D. Yustin, age 25, was a resident of Bridport, Vt. His parents are David and Susan Yustin of Bridport.
The accident happened at about 3 p.m. 15 miles east of Fredericksburg.
Texas State Police troopers said Yustin was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on U.S. Highway 290 when a 2010 Toyota Camry automobile made a legal left turn in front of him.
Troopers said Yustin apparently did not see the car brake and ran into the vehicle.
He was taken to University Hospital in San Antonio where he was pronounced dead.
Yustin belonged to Bravo Company 2-4, 4th Infantry Division. He joined the Army in 2006. He received several prestigious military decorations and service awards including the U.S. Army Aviator Badge.
A funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Chruch in Middlebury next week.