CORONADO, Cal. — The sailor who died after falling from an aircraft elevator aboard the USS Nimitz was from Chicago.
Juan Jose Garcia-Herrera was 21-years-old.
He fell from one of the ship’s aircraft elevators late Friday night. He died in the hospital Saturday morning.
Garcia-Herrera was a logistics specialist seaman who first reported for training in 2017.
An investigation is underway into what caused the accident.