Fort Bragg soldier killed, 4 hurt in military vehicle crash
FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A soldier stationed at a North Carolina Army post was killed and four others were injured in an accident involving a military vehicle, officials said.
News outlets reported that according to a news release from Fort Bragg, the accident occurred Monday around 12:50 p.m. No details of the accident were provided, and the names of those involved in the accident were being withheld pending notification of relatives.
“Anytime you lose a Soldier on-post in a situation outside of combat, it hurts,” Col. Joe Buccino, a Fort Bragg spokesperson, said Monday in the news release. “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.”
Fort Bragg and the XVIII Airborne Corps said the incident was under investigation.
The accident was the second wreck on the post in four months, The Fayetteville Observer reported. In June, an Army corporal was killed and two other soldiers injured in a wreck as they were en route to training.