Naval Academy IDs Midshipman Found Underwater on School Grounds After Car Accident
Updated: Tuesday, February 18 2014, 03:25 PM EST
The midshipman whose body was recovered near a vehicle found underwater on Naval Academy grounds has been identified.
Midshipman First Class (senior) Max Allen, 25, of Chesterfield, Va was an oceanography major at the Naval Academy and was a member of the 1st Company within the Brigade. He attended high school at the Haverford School in Pennsylvania and also attended Virginia Tech for two years prior to being inducted into the Naval Academy. Midshipman Allen was slated to serve in the aviation community as a Naval Flight Officer after graduation and commissioning this May.
According to the academy, the automobile accident occurred on Sunday, February 16. Allen's body was found underwater late Sunday night in College Creek near the seawall by an Anne Arundel County Fire Department Dive Team. His white SUV was discovered Sunday afternoon.
The vehicle was recovered Monday morning and is being examined by NCIS and Naval Support Activity Annapolis Police as part of the ongoing investigation.
"The Naval Academy is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Midshipman Max Allen," Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael Miller said. "It is painful to lose a member of our Naval Academy family, and as we attempt to better understand this tremendous loss, we offer our deepest condolences to Max's family, close friends, classmates and company mates during this extremely difficult time."