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Pinellas soldier crashes, dies during Texas police pursuit


Published:   |   Updated: January 27, 2014 at 09:26 AM

A Fort Hood soldier from Seminole was killed last week when his car crashed during a high-speed pursuit by police in Bell County, Texas, officials said.

Fort Hood officials confirmed over the weekend that Spc. Glenn Allen Moore, 22, died in Wednesday’s single-car crash.

Moore was clocked in a gray 2013 Hyundai at speeds up to 135 mph after police in Copperas Cove, Texas, received a call about a reckless driver, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman said.

The multi-agency pursuit continued into neighboring Killeen, Texas. Eventually, the driver lost control of the car, hit a tree and died at the scene, KWTX-TV in Waco, Texas, reported.

Officials do not know why Moore raced away from police. The incident remains under investigation.

Moore, who was deployed to Afghanistan from May 2012 to April 2013, entered the military in October 2010 as a geospatial intelligence imagery analyst, according to a Fort Hood news release.

Moore’s awards and decorations include the Air Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal and the Army Aviator Badge.

Moore was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 306th Military Intelligence Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, since October 2013.

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