Father of soldier returning from Iraq killed

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fort Carson, Colo. (AP) - A soldier returning home from Iraq received grim news as soon as he arrived - his father died in a car crash while en route to greet him.

The Colorado State Patrol says 55-year-old Donnie Ferguson died Wednesday on Interstate 76 near Brush, in northwestern Colorado.

Ferguson was on his way from Midlothian, Ill., to Fort Carson to greet his 23-year-old son. Army PFC. Chris Ferguson returned Thursday from a yearlong deployment to Iraq.

Authorities say the deadly accident happened when the soldier's mom, 46-year-old Carole Ferguson, lost control of the car. She faces a misdemeanor count of careless driving causing death.

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