Accident at Keesler Claims Airman

| August 3, 2021

Eggs sends us the sad news of the passing of Airman Daniel Germenis, killed in a tragic vehicle accident. Three others were injured. He married his home town girl in June, and had his whole life before him. Deepest condolences to his bride, family and friends.

WLOX.com

The sadness turned to anger when Eggs sent this update.

FBI: Civilian charged with involuntary manslaughter in fatal accident at Keesler AFB

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) – A Biloxi man who works as a civilian contractor at Keesler Air Force Base had a combination of legal and illegal drugs in his system at the time of a fatal accident on base. That’s according to the criminal complaint obtained by WLOX News.

Wednesday’s accident killed an Airman and injured three others on base. On Thursday, Emmett J. Bennett, 24, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and operation of a vehicle while impaired causing death. He’s already made his initial appearance before a judge in Gulfport.

The criminal complaint outlines disturbing details of what happened before and after the crash. It says Bennett was driving south of Ploesti Drive on Keesler Air Force Base shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Witnesses said he was speeding, and narrowly avoided an accident with another vehicle before the fatal crash. Witnesses had also reported Bennett acting in an erratic manner.

The criminal complaint said Bennett crossed the northbound lane of Ploesti Drive and struck a light pole. The vehicle then struck four Airmen while they were walking on a walking track, killing one and injuring the others. The man who died was dragged about 100 feet down the road.

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Bennett later admitted to investigators that around 10 a.m. he had taken 10 kratom pills. According to the criminal complaint, testing also found marijuana in his system.

WLOX Update

Kratom is a Southeast Asia tree (Mitragyna speciosa) with leaves that contain compounds having psychotropic effects similar to opiates when taken in large doses.

I sincerely doubt this was Bennett’s first ‘at bat’ with the drug cocktail in his system, during working hours.

Fair winds and following seas, Airman Germenis.

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  1. KoB says:

    May God’s Peace bring His Comfort to the Family of this Airman.

    May God’s Vengeance bring Satan’s Barbed Cock to torture the worthless soul of the murderous bastard that killed Airman Germenis. What a waste.

    • Graybeard says:

      Amen.

    • Sapper Scott says:

      I’m sure that Emmett J. Bennett has a LOT of hot, wet dates in the shower with Bubba, Thor and the gang to look forward to as well as being made to BITE THE PILLOW while his cellmate comes in dry!

      Name edited to protect PII.
      AW1

  2. STSC(SW/SS) says:

    My condolences to the family and bride of Airman Germenis.

    As for you Bennett you worthless piece of shit I hope you spend the rest of your pitiful life in prison with a cock in your mouth and one in your ass.

  3. Thunderstixx says:

    Yeah….
    Drug abuse is a victimless crime…
    Uh huh………
    Let’s legalize all drugs, nothing bad will ever happen again…..
    The libturds have destroyed everything they ever touched.
    There is no amount of good feelings that will ever compensate our world for the damage done by drugs and alcohol. If not for drugs and alcohol, we wouldn’t need a criminal justice system.

  4. Hack Stone says:

    The driver is/was a contractor on base? Just wondering what kind of government contract gig has enough free time for employees to ingest mind altering substances? Shit, Hack Stone never had one beer while on the clock as a contractor. Is his employer based out of Merritt Island Florida?

  5. Graybeard says:

    IMHO, they need to allow the Airmen to use Emmett J. Bennett as a practice dummy for bayonet practice.

    Only, have them aim for the crotch.

  6. ChipNASA says:

    I feel very badly for the families of Airman Germenis and his fellow Airmen. (unnamed)
    As for Mr. Bennett, I hope he *never* has a day’s peace for the rest of his time on Earth and for a large chunk of eternity, thereafter

  7. MCPO USN says:

    Stake Bennett’s worthless ass out on Woolmarket range for the entire month of August. That should about do it.

  8. Sparks says:

    My condolences to the Airman’s family. May God comfort them now.

  9. Carlton says:

    Rest in peace, Airman.