FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Officials at Fort Bragg say a soldier was killed and four others were injured in an accident involving a military vehicle.
News outlets report that a news release from the Army post says the accident occurred Monday around 12:50 p.m. The names of those involved in the accident were being withheld pending notification of relatives.
“This was a tough day here on Fort Bragg,” Col. Joe Buccino, Fort Bragg spokesman, said. “It was a tough day for all of us. Our immediate thoughts right now are on the Family, the men and women of the 16th Military Police Brigade, and the injured Soldiers. Anytime you lose a Soldier on-post in a situation outside of combat, it hurts. It’s a tragic loss. There will be a time for investigating the cause and nature of this accident, but right now we’re focusing our attention on the troops and Families.”
The accident was the second wreck on the post in four months. In June, an Army corporal was killed and two other soldiers injured in a wreck as they were en route to training.