1 cadet killed, 22 injured in multi-vehicle accident at West Point
West Point spokeswoman Katie Felder said the accident Thursday morning was in an area where cadet summer training takes place
By Associated Press
WEST POINT, N.Y. — West Point officials say one cadet was killed and 22 people were injured when a vehicle they were riding in for summer training overturned.
The U.S. Military Academy says the vehicle overturned on a dirt road at about 6:45 a.m. Thursday. Twenty cadets and two soldiers on the light medium tactical vehicle were injured.
Lieutenant Col. Christopher Ophardt could not provide the severity of the injuries or the name of cadet who died.
The accident occurred near Camp Natural Bridge, an area where cadet summer training takes place.
Ophardt says the investigation of the cause of the single-vehicle accident was continuing.
West Point officials thank local and state emergency responders for their assistance on the scene.— U.S. Military Academy (@WestPoint_USMA) June 6, 2019
One cadet is reported deceased, 20 cadets and two soldiers are wounded that were involved in a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. off Route 293.— U.S. Military Academy (@WestPoint_USMA) June 6, 2019
There has been an accident in the vicinity of the Camp Natural Bridge training site. Emergency vehicles are responding. Please avoid Route 293. More information will follow. @USAGWestPoint— U.S. Military Academy (@WestPoint_USMA) June 6, 2019
By Associated Press
WEST POINT, N.Y. — Authorities say a carrier vehicle at West Point overturned in an accident involving at least 20 cadets at a training site.
New York State police said troopers were assisting West Point personnel responding to the Thursday morning crash at the U.S. Military Academy.
West Point officials confirmed there was an accident near Camp Natural Bridge, an area where cadet summer training takes place. They provided no details on the crash.
There was no official confirmation of reports of multiple injuries.