SANFORD, N.C. (AP) - A Boone County native who deployed twice to Iraq and once to Saudi Arabia has died after a car wreck.
The Fayetteville Observer reported Thursday that 40-year-old Command Sgt. Maj. Wayne A. Fausz of Sanford died Tuesday at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Fausz was driving a pickup truck with his wife and their two children inside when they were hit by another vehicle driven by 18-year-old Sebastian Talley of Cameron. Talley died in the crash.
A UNC Hospitals spokesman says Fausz's wife and children are still being treated there.
Fort Bragg officials say Fausz was a native of Florence, Ky., and was the command sergeant major for the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.
Fausz had received the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal.