FORT STEWART, Ga. - Army officials say three soldiers were killed and three others were injured when the armored vehicle they were riding in was involved in an accident during training at Fort Stewart in Georgia.
Officials with the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's 3rd Infantry Division said in a news release that the accident occurred early Sunday morning. The release had few additional details, and a spokesman said the Army was not saying anything more.
The soldiers were with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and were in a Bradley fighting vehicle. The soldiers' names will be released 24 hours after their next-of-kin are notified, Fort Stewart said in a statement.
The Army says the three injured soldiers were evacuated and taken to an Army hospital, where they were being evaluated and treated.
Fort Stewart -- near HInesville, Georgia, between Brunswick and Savannah, was founded in 1940, is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River and covers almost 280,000 acres, according to its website.
Our family is heartbroken at the news of this tragic accident at Ft. Stewart. Our prayers are with the families of those who passed and those undergoing treatment for their injuries. #gapol https://t.co/LlbdXHgoz7 — Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) October 20, 2019
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