Airmen killed in head-on Highway 94 crash ID'd

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Schriever Air Force Base officials have released the names of two airmen who were killed in a head-on crash east of Colorado Springs.

The Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1bL2x3Z ) Airman 1st Class Edward Yu and Airman 1st Class Abtron O'Neal were headed east on Highway 94 at about 6 a.m. Wednesday when they apparently swerved into the opposite lane to avoid hitting a couch that was in the roadway. The vehicle they were in struck a pickup truck, and the airmen were killed instantly.

Base officials say they will hold a memorial service for O'Neal and Yu, who were assigned to the 3rd Space Operations Squadron.

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