Army National Guardsman killed on Interstate 49

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 7:03am

Sgt. Kevin Weiner, age 30, of Shreveport was on his way back from relief efforts from Hurricane Isaac in Hammond, when the Army humvee his was him was involved in an deadly accident.

Weiner was driving the humvee about 55 miles per hour when a tractor-trailer ran into it, causing the vehicle to flip over while on Interstate 49. Weiner died from injuries sustained during the accident, but his passenger was able to survive the crash.

Sgt. Weiner had been a full time employee of the Louisiana National Guard for 12 years, and worked full time as a mechanic at Utes-Minden. He was based out of the 165th CSSB in Bossier City where his supervisor says that he was the perfect soldier and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife and three children, ages 3, 5 and 19 months.

While Sgt. Weiner was wearing his safely belt at the time of the accident, Louisiana State Police remind people to be vigil about wearing safety belts and following the rules of the road to remain safe.

The cause of this accident is still under investigation, but Louisiana State Police do not believe that alcohol or drugs were a factor.

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