A West Point cadet was killed and 22 others were wounded when an armored military personnel vehicle overturned and plummeted at least 15 feet down a hill near a training site at the prestigious military academy Thursday morning, officials and sources said.
The chaotic incident unfolded at about 6:45 a.m. when a 2.5-ton capacity Light Medium Tactical Vehicle carrying the crew for summer training flipped over on a dirt road off Route 293 near the Camp Natural Bridge training site, the US Military Academy tweeted.
Law enforcement sources said the vehicle was going up a steep section when it rolled over and dropped about 15 to 20 feet down an embankment, landing on rocks.
The cadets “were involved in a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m. off Route 293,” the US Military Academy tweeted, without elaborating on the details of the accident.
The injured — who included two soldiers — were transported to three local hospitals, according to officials and sources.
Two of the wounded suffered serious injuries, sources said.
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