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Naval Academy Midshipman Dies In Pa.

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy midshipman from Pennsylvania has died after a car accident.

The (Allentown) Morning Call reports Austin Tyler Zalik, a junior majoring in ocean engineering, died Friday in Pennsylvania’s Berks County.

Authorities told the paper that Zalik, 21, had been sleeping in his pickup truck in the parking lot of a gas station before the accident at 7 a.m. Authorities said the pickup may have drifted forward as Zalik slept. The truck dropped off an embankment and into the path of a tractor-trailer.

Zalik was on the Naval Academy’s gymnastics team. His biography on the team’s site says he was from Allentown, Pa., and a graduate of Parkland High School.

A telephone message left Saturday for a spokesman at the U.S. Naval Academy was not immediately returned.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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