Update: One West Point Cadet Dead, 22 Others Suffer Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

Task Force 1-28th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division holds a formation at Camp Natural Bridge as they prepare to training cadets this summer during Cadet Summer Training.
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One cadet is confirmed deceased, 20 cadets and two soldiers are receiving medical care at local hospitals.

The accident occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. while the group was being transported to a training mission via a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle.

The troop carrier, driven by one of the soldiers, rolled-over as it attempted to navigate rough terrain, according to West Point Commandant  Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams.

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The accident happened off of off Route 293 at the Camp Natural Bridge training site, not far from the main campus.

The injuries range from facial abrasions to a broken arm and are considered non-life-threating, according to Williams.


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