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Two soldiers killed in crash

FT. KNOX, KY (WAVE) - WAVE 3 has learned two soldiers who just completed basic training at Fort Knox died in a fiery crash.

The crash happened late Sunday night in Worth County, Georgia.

Police say 18-year old Lonnie Cooke lost control of the vehicle he was driving, slamming into a tree. The car then burst into flames. 

The coroner says both Cooke and his passenger Anthony Castellucio were severely burned.

They were visiting Cooke's family before going to Fort Stewart.

Investigators believe Cooke may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

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