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A 19-year-old U.S. serviceman was killed in a car crash in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, after the vehicle he was in hit a guardrail and fell about 4 meters, police said Sunday.

Alexander Markward, stationed at Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture, was in the front passenger seat when the accident occurred on a straight section of road in the city of Hachinohe. He died on Saturday evening. The car was being driven by a 20-year-old serviceman.

The driver sustained minor injuries, the police said, adding they are investigating the details.

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