A man found dead by a creek near a Killeen mobile park has been identified as a Fort Hood soldier.

Sam DeLeon and Kathleen Serie with our news partner KWTX, confirmed these reports with military officials late Friday morning.

A preliminary autopsy revealed that 40-year-old Staff Sgt. Anthony Ray Lovell died of blunt force trauma due to a motorcycle crash. The report revealed that the crash appeared to be an accident.

Lovell was deployed on two tours during his time in the Army. He was stationed in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from April 2007 to June 2008, and also September 2009 to August 2010. Authorities have yet to confirm the preliminary autopsy results, but the evidence of the reports looks strong.

Authorities responded to a call shortly after 8 PM Monday near the Brookfield Mobile Home Park at 320 South 8th Street near South Nolan Creek. Lovell was found there, and announced dead at 8:38 PM.A resident of the mobile home park said a green motorcycle was found in the creek as well, and it had been there for a couple days.

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