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Army releases identity of solider killed in crash near Ft. Stewart

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The soldier is identitied as 38-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Augusto Pineiro, a combat engineer assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (Credit: U.S. Army)

The U.S. Army has released the identity of a Ft. Stewart soldier killed while riding a bike on Monday.

The soldier is identified as 38-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Augusto Pineiro, a combat engineer assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, according to a news release.

Pineiro served in the Army for more than 15 years and was assigned to Fort Stewart for the past 30 months.

He deployed four times, most recently returning from a deployment in September 2012. He is survived by a wife and three children, the release said.

The wreck happened around 7 a.m. Monday on the Fort Stewart stretch of Georgia highway 119 near mile marker 25.

Pineiro was riding a bicycle when he was struck by a civilian vehicle, the release said.

The collision remains under investigation by both Fort Stewart police and the Georgia State Patrol; no additional details will be released at this time.