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Two Fort Hood soldiers die after crash in Williamson County

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Posted at 6:06 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 19:09:41-05

Two Fort Hood soldiers have died after a crash on Highway 195 in Williamson County.

The two succumbed to their injuries sustained during the crash on February 1.

Nineteen-year-old Private Eric Christopher Hogan from Campton, New Hampshire, entered the Army in June 2019 as a cavalry scout. He was assigned to the 12 Calvary Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. He has been at Fort Hood November 2019.

“The Thunder Battalion is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of Private Eric Hogan,” said Lt. Col. Ronald Sprang, Commander, 2-12 Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. “We send our most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Private Hogan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them in this trying time. He was an important member of the battalion scout platoon and the battalion and his loss is deeply felt."

Hogan’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

Twenty one-year-old Private Anthony Nevelle Peak, Jr. from Mount Dora, Florida, entered the Army in June 2017 as an ammunition specialist. He was assigned to the 9th Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. He has been stationed at Fort Hood since May 2019.

"Pvt. First Class Anthony Peak was a valuable member of this team and his loss is felt by his friends and the Soldiers of the Saber Squadron and Greywolf Brigade. Command Sgt. Maj. Ryan McLane and I would like to express our deepest condolences to Anthony's family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time," Col. Kevin Capra, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, said.

Peak’s awards and decorations include two Army Accommodation Medals, National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

The crash is under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.