West Point cadet killed in vehicle accident identified as Christopher Morgan of New Jersey

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...

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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.

Christopher J. Morgan

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.

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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.

Source: nypost.com

Photo Credit: The New York Times

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