I always wondered how effective those pop up barriers were. I guess now we know!
Robins Airforce base released the statement below in regards to the incident;
FoxNews reports that three men were killed late Friday when their vehicle drove through a gate at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia and collided with a security barrier, base officials said.
The incident occurred at around 9:30 p.m. when the vehicle approached the Russell Parkway gate, but failed to stop as ordered by the sentry.
As the car accelerated through the gate, security personnel activated the barrier, which the vehicle struck “at a high rate of speed.”
Two of the men were pronounced dead at the scene, while the third was transported to Houston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
“This is a tragedy which we all feel deeply at Robins Air Force Base. We will thoroughly investigate…
Houston County Coroner Danny Galpin identified them as Yanny Perez-Perez, Adar Lopez-Morales, and Evelio Perez acccording to First Coast News
He says he knows Perez-Perez is 20, but he did not have the date of births for the others. He did say the trio were from Guatemala.
The news release from the base said the three men were not affiliated with Robins, and the investigation is ongoing.