Elmont soldier killed in crash in Iraq

August 4, 2008 6:48:12 AM PDT
A soldier from Long Island has been killed in a crash in Iraq. Twenty-five-year-old Army soldier Andre Darnell Mitchell was killed when the Humvee he was riding in overturned on a sharp curve in Mosul, Iraq.

Mitchell's mother Yasmin Patterson, of Elmont, says her son joined the Army on Valentine's Day in 2006. He was deployed to Iraq in November.

Mitchell's body was scheduled to be flown last night to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Mitchell graduated from Sewanhaka High School in 2003 and Nassau Community College in 2005.

--- Information from: Newsday, www.newsday.com

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