News>2012 Academy grad killed in motorcycle accident
Second Lt. Jason Black, shown here in his 2012 Air Force Academy yearbook photo, was killed March 15, 2013, in a motorcycle accident near Del Rio, Texas. The Los Angeles native was assigned to the 47th Student Squadron at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Cadet Wing Media)
3/19/2013 - LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- A 2012 Air Force Academy graduate assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, was killed March 15 in a motorcycle accident in Val Verde County.
Second Lt. Jason Black, a 26-year-old member of the 47th Student Squadron, was killed at about 3 a.m. on U.S. Highway 90 West and Spur 349 northwest of Del Rio, Texas.
"It is with a heavy heart that I notify you that Laughlin experienced a tragic loss early Friday morning," said Col. Tom Murphy, 47 Flying Training Wing commander. "Please reflect on this terrible tragedy and continue to take care of yourselves and each other. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jason's family in this trying time."
At the time of the accident, Black was wearing a helmet and other personal protective equipment required by Air Force safety regulations.
The accident is under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
(Courtesy of 47th Flying Training Wing Public Affairs.)