Fort Drum soldier killed in crash was from Rochester area

Fort Drum soldier killed in crash was from Rochester area

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By Web Staff

Authorities have identified the Fort Drum soldier killed in an accident in Oneida County over the weekend.

Jennifer Kipybida died from injuries suffered after a crash Sunday on Route 26 in Ava.

Deputies say 23-year-old Miles Wilson-King drove into a tree. Kipybida was riding in the passenger seat, wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Kipybida was from Churchville, to the west of Rochester. After enlisting in 2014, she later was a member of the First Brigade Combat Team as a human resource specialist.

The crash is still under investigation, but deputies say it does not appear that drugs or alcohol were a factor.