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At Least One West Point Cadet Killed in Training Exercise
The United States Military Academy tweeted on Thursday morning about an 'accident in the vicinity of the Camp Natural Bridge training site'
Details are still emerging about an accident that occurred near the West Point Military Academy in West Point, New York, on Thursday morning.
One cadet — and potentially more — was killed when a truck overturned during a training exercise, Fox News is reporting.
The U.S. Military Academy tweeted at 8:18 a.m.: “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,” the tweet said.
Camp Natural Bridge is a summer training site for the military cadets.
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
“Praying for all involved,” wrote many people on Twitter after reading that news.
Initial reports suggested an army vehicle rolled over, according to CBS New York.
Twenty patients were being treated, including five who may have been pinned beneath the truck, the network said.
This sad news comes as President Donald Trump has been paying tribute to the extraordinary sacrifices and bravery of America’s World War II veterans in Normandy, France, on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
The story is still developing.