Young Tennessee soldier killed in Blackhawk crash

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U.S. Army officials said a Tennessee native was killed in a Blackhawk helicopter crash in Maryland.

Spc. Jeremy Darrell Tomlin, 22, of Chapel Hill, Tennessee died when a UH-60 Black Hawk crashed during a training flight at Brenton Bay Golf course on Tuesday.

Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Nicholas, a pilot, and Capt. Terikazu Onoda, Charlie Company commander, were injured in the crash and are both listed in critical condition at the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with our soldiers, their families and friends," Col Amanda Azubuike, director of public affairs, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington said. "Our top priority is the health of our soldiers and ensuring that their family members are provided the support they need."

Tomlin was a member of the 12th Aviation Battalion, which provides aviation support to the MDW, federal agencies and non-Department of Defense agencies.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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