Soldier killed, 6 hurt in training accident on U.S. Army base
COLORADO SPRINGS-(CNN) — A late night training accident turned deadly, with one Fort Carson soldier dead and six others suffering injuries in a vehicle rollover accident on the Colorado base, the U.S. military said Saturday.
The accident happened around 10 p.m. Friday (midnight ET) and is still under investigation, according to a military statement.
All of the injured, including one in critical condition, were medically evaluated. The military won’t release the identities of the soldiers until the next-of-kin is notified.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragedy,” the military said in a statement.
Located just outside Colorado Springs, Fort Carson is home to a number of Army units including the 4th Infantry Division.