New Jersey soldier identified as 1 of 2 killed in training crash

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Authorities have released the names of two soldiers from Texas' Fort Bliss, including one from Fair Haven, who died when two military training vehicles crashed in southern New Mexico.

According to officials at the Army base in El Paso, Cpl. Cole Trevor Wixom, 24, of Bloomingdale, Michigan, and Pfc. Jamie R. Riley, 21, of Fair Haven, were fatally injured in Tuesday night's collision between two Stryker vehicles at New Mexico's McGregor Range.

Officials say seven other soldiers are still being treated for their injuries.

Fort Bliss officials say Wixom served as an infantryman and Riley served as a cavalry scout.

Wixom joined the Army in August 2016 and Riley enlisted in January 2018.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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