The Army has identified a soldier who died at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.

Pvt. Julian Diaz, 19, died in a vehicle incident on Tuesday, according to a news release.

Diaz was an indirect fire infantryman with 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division.

He joined the Army in 2017 and had been with 7th ID at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington since December.

Diaz was awarded the National Defense and Army Service ribbons, the release said.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Pvt. Diaz,” Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson III, the 7th Infantry Division commanding general, said in the release. “In conjunction with the Army Safety Center, we will conduct a thorough investigation into this incident. The soldiers of 1-2 SBCT honor Pvt. Diaz through their steadfast commitment and care for each other and their will to get better every day.”

The incident is under investigation.

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