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NEWS | Oct. 18, 2016

NEWS RELEASE: Joint Base Charleston Airman dies in ATV accident

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs Joint Base Charleston

An Airman assigned to Joint Base Charleston died on the evening of Oct. 16 in an ATV accident while off-duty near Tallassee, Alabama.

According to officials with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Airman 1st Class Morgan Brooke Blackmon, 21, from Notasulga, Alabama, was a passenger on a 2008 Ranger ATV when it overturned, causing fatal injuries. The single-vehicle crash happened on Hayes Mill Road, about eight miles north of Tallassee. An investigation into the cause of the accident is ongoing.

“It’s a great loss to us all when we lose a member of our Air Force family. Team Charleston and I extend our deepest condolences and prayers to Airman 1st Class Blackmon’s family and friends during this difficult time,” said Col. Robert Lyman, Joint Base Charleston commander.

Blackmon was a fuels distribution specialist assigned to the 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron since February 22, 2016.

A memorial service will be scheduled next week at the Air Base Chapel.