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West Point Cadet Tragically Dies; 22 Others Injured


June 12, 2019

WEST POINT, NY – According to an online news report at npr.org, a cadet from West Point tragically died in an accident that occurred earlier this week close to a training site in New York State.  Twenty more cadets and two soldiers sustained injuries, per the West Point Academy.*

A West Point cadet has tragically died in an accident that occurred in the morning earlier this week.  Twenty cadets and two soldiers were injured in the accident. 

The accident involved a military vehicle known as a multipurpose transport truck.  The vehicle contains two benches and is covered by a soft canopy. The accident occurred right off of Route 293 close to the Camp Natural Bridge Training site, which is approximately seven miles west-southwest of West Point.

"Today was a tragic day for the West Point community and our United States Army," Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams said. 

During a news conference that was held close to the scene of the accident, Williams notes that the cadets’ vehicle had been involved in a rollover crash.  According to the superintendent, none of the injury victims sustained life threatening injuries.  

The vehicle has been going down a dirt road in an area with several hills and was moving senior cadets to a specific training area.  The two soldiers who were injured were riding in the vehicle’s cab.  One of them was driving the truck.

According to footage taken by an NBC 4 New York helicopter, the military truck had turned over on its roof with the undercarriage being visible through an opening in the forest canopy.

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The crash remains under investigation by local authorities.

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Source:https://www.npr.org/2019/06/06/730346080/west-point-says-1-cadet-died-22-people-injured-in-road-accident

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