Servicemembers at a Fort Carson Colorado training range on Wed. Nov. 9, 2016.

Servicemembers at a Fort Carson Colorado training range on Wed. Nov. 9, 2016. (Dennis Rogers/U.S. Air Force)

WASHINGTON — A Fort Carson soldier was killed in an accident during a training exercise early Wednesday morning on the Colorado post, the Army announced in a statement.

Fort Carson launched an investigation into the cause of the accident that occurred on one of the installation’s training ranges about 2:30 a.m., according to the statement.

The statement did not disclose any information about the nature of the accident. It also did not identify the soldier’s unit or whether other personnel were injured. A spokeswoman for the post declined to answer questions about the incident.

The soldier’s name was being withheld Wednesday, pending next-of-kin notification. Army policy is to wait 24 hours after family notification to identify fallen soldiers.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragedy,” the statement read. Twitter: @CDicksteinDC

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Corey Dickstein covers the military in the U.S. southeast. He joined the Stars and Stripes staff in 2015 and covered the Pentagon for more than five years. He previously covered the military for the Savannah Morning News in Georgia. Dickstein holds a journalism degree from Georgia College & State University and has been recognized with several national and regional awards for his reporting and photography. He is based in Atlanta.

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