Fort Bragg soldier dies after being hit by a vehicle

FORT BRAGG, FAYETTEVILLE - Fayetteville police say a Fort Bragg soldier is dead after he was struck by a vehicle as he tried to cross a local street.

A statement from the Army post said 23-year-old Spec. Fernando Rodriguez of Brownsville, Texas, was attempting to cross Morganton Road when he was hit.

So far, no charges have been filed in Sunday's accident.

Rodriguez was a military police officer assigned to the 65th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade. He arrived at Fort Bragg in January 2010.

Rodriguez was a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School. He previously deployed to Haiti for four months and his awards and decorations include an Army Achievement Medal.

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