Cannon Soldier Killed in Iraq Crash

Capt. Kermit Evans
Capt. Kermit Evans

As the number of military deaths continue to rise in Iraq... another area soldier is now added to the list.

We have learned one of those killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq on Monday was from Cannon Air Force Base.  

31-year-old Captain Kermit Evans was killed Sunday when the Marine helicopter he was in made an emergency water landing near a lake in Iraq. 

Military officials believe the incident is not a result of enemy action and is currently under investigation.

Evans was deployed from the 27th civil engineer squadron at Cannon Air Force Base. He was a native of Hollandale, Mississippi.