US soldier and his family killed in South Korea

Army Spc. Luis Taveras, 27, his wife Lisbeth, 30, and their 16-month-old son Luis. (Facebook)

Melissa Hanson

masslive.com

A soldier from Boston has reportedly been killed, along with his wife and child, in a car crash near a military base in South Korea.

Army Spc. Luis Taveras, a 27-year-old of Jamaica Plain and an Eighth Army soldier, was killed in the crash on Monday with his wife, Lisbeth, 30, and their son, 16-month-old Luis, according to Stars and Stripes and WCVB News.

Their vehicle apparently collided with a tow truck near Camp Humphreys, Stars and Stripes reported.

Taveras served four years in the Army, arriving in South Korea in June, according to Stars and Stripes.

“The men and women of Team 19 are saddened by the loss of the Taveras Family,” Brig. Gen. Steven L. Allen, the commander of the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, said in a statement, as reported by WCVB. “No words can accurately express the pain their friends and family are having to confront. We will, as an Army Team, move forward in a manner that provides support and assistance to those grieving.”

MassLive has reached out to the Army seeking more information.

The incident is being investigated by the Army and Korean National Police, according to Stars and Stripes.

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