The horrific accident involving the Bradley Fighting Vehicle left three soldiers dead and another three injured after their vehicle rolled over this morning. The accident happened during a training exercise at Fort Stewart in Georgia, U.S. Army officials announced.
The accident occurred around 3:20 a.m. Three soldiers were pronounced dead on the scene of the accident, while the other three injured soldiers were evacuated to Winn Army Community Hospital for further treatment and evaluation. All soldiers involved in the accident were assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Fort Stewart public affairs announced in a statement on Sunday.
The two injured soldiers have already been treated and released, while the third has been transferred to Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia, with non-life threatening injuries.
The incident is currently under investigation. The identities of the soldiers killed in the incident are being withheld for the next 24 hours according to the DoD policy.
“Today is a heartbreaking day for the 3rd Infantry Division, and the entire Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community,” 3rd ID commander Maj. Gen. Tony Aguto said in a statement.
“We are extremely saddened by the loss of three Dogface Soldiers, and injuries to three more,” Aguto wrote. “Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families affect by this tragedy.”