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No injuries reported after vehicle rollover at Camp Edwards

By BETH TREFFEISEN | Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. | Published: August 10, 2019

JOINT BASE CAPE COD (Tribune News Service) — A tactical vehicle rolled over during a training session Friday at Camp Edwards, sending three soldiers to Falmouth Hospital.

The cargo truck belonged to the New York National Guard military unit, according to base spokesman Don Veitch. Three soldiers who were training with the New York unit were taken to the hospital for further evaluation, but there were no injuries, he said.

It is part of Camp Edwards policy to send people to the hospital any time there is an accident to double-check, Veitch said.

The vehicle was being used as part of the transportation unit's annual training, according to Lt. Col. Matthew Porter. The truck had moderate damage and was on its wheels when medical crews arrived, he said.

There was no environmental impact from the crash, Porter said.

A tactical vehicle serves as a cargo truck transporting personnel and material, Veitch said. They weigh about 2½ tons and are typically seen in emergency convoys, he said.

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