American Canyon soldier dies in Iraq

August 5, 2008 12:10:02 AM PDT
An American Canyon soldier serving in Iraq has died from injuries suffered in what U.S. military officials described as an incident unrelated to combat.

Cole's death was the result of an accidental shooting, Cole's mother said.

The Defense Department announced Monday that 34-year-old Pfc. Jennifer L. Cole died Saturday in Bayji, Iraq.

Officials offered no other details about the circumstances surrounding her death, but said the cause was under investigation.

Cole's death was the result of an accidental shooting, Cole's mother said.

Cole was assigned to the 426th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, out of Fort Campbell, Ky.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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