NJ Air Force captain dies in 'vehicle incident' at United Arab Emirates base: report

Kelliann Leli
Photo credit Travis Air Force Base

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An Air Force captain who grew up in New Jersey died after she was involved in a “non-combat related vehicle incident” at a United Arab Emirates base on Friday, according to a report.

Capt. Kelliann Leli, 30, passed away on Friday, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Larry Broadwell confirmed to the Daily News.

Leli, who lived in California with her husband but hailed from Parlin, New Jersey, was a member of the 60th Healthcare Operations Squadron, the outlet reported.

“Our Al Dhafra [Air Base] family is grieving the tragic loss of Capt. Kelliann Leli,” Broadwell said in a statement provided to the outlet, calling her an “exceptional medic, officer and teammate.”

Leli’s cause of death is under investigation, according to the outlet.