Soldier from Fort Lawn dies in wreck in El Paso, Texas

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By Stephen Guilfoyle

FORT LAWN - A soldier from Fort Lawn who was injured in Iraq earlier this year died early Saturday in a car accident in Texas, a newspaper there is reporting.

U.S. Army Spc. Charles "Charlie" Messer, 20, died when his car rolled in northeast El Paso near where he was stationed. Messer would have boarded a plane that same day to go home for the holidays, according to the El Paso Times.

Messer was driving a 2007 Honda Accord east on Loop 375 when he lost control, struck a metal guardrail and rolled about 1:45 a.m., the newspaper reported.

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