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Two Naval Academy Graduates Die in Alabama

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ANNAPOLIS, MD - MAY 29: U.S. Naval Academy graduates gather before graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Academy May 29, 2012 in Annapolis, Maryland. U.S. Secretary of DefenseÊLeon E. Panetta will deliver the commencement speech to this year's graduating class.
 (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

ANNAPOLIS, MD – MAY 29: U.S. Naval Academy graduates gather before graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Academy May 29, 2012 in Annapolis, Maryland. U.S. Secretary of DefenseÊLeon E. Panetta will deliver the commencement speech to this year’s graduating class.
(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. — U.S. Naval Academy officials say two graduates have been killed in a single-vehicle crash in Alabama.

Alabama State Troopers say 25-year-old Patrick Hunt Drury of Meridian, Miss., and 25-year-old Christopher McArthur of Toomsuba, Miss., were killed early Sunday near York in Sumter County.

The Capital Gazette says Drury was originally from Alexandria and that both graduates were part of the 2011 graduating class.

Alabama authorities say the two were passengers in a car that hit a parked truck. The driver and two other passengers were taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening.

A spokeswoman at Naval Air Station Meridian in Meridian, Miss. said that Drury and McArthur were both student naval aviators.

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