Soldier in military Humvee crash on NJ Turnpike dies

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

CHESTERFIELD TWP., N.J. -- One of four soldiers from upstate New York injured in a military Humvee crash on the New Jersey Turnpike last week has died.

New Jersey state police Capt. Stephen Jones says 25-year-old John Levulis died Thursday at a hospital in Trenton.

Levulis was from a town named Eden. He and the other soldiers were in the last Humvee of a 12-vehicle convoy in Hamilton traveling to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on May 1. Police say a vehicle trying to pass hit the Humvee.

Three other soldiers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Humvee driver Bryce Leek, of LaFargeville, was ejected and suffered serious spine injuries.

The soldiers were from the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Drum.

The driver of the other vehicle has been charged with reckless driving.