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German auto crash claims Utah soldier

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LAYTON (AP) — Army Spc. Christopher G. Swindells of Layton has died of injuries suffered in an auto accident in Minz, Germany.

Swindells was on his way to work Wednesday when he apparently hit black ice, lost control, slid into oncoming traffic and was hit broadside by another vehicle, according to a relative.

Swindells, 30, graduated from Clearfield High School and received multiple degrees from Job Corps. When he was 24, he joined the Army, where he became a large-machine mechanic.