An armoured personnel carrier crashed during a training exercise for the West Point Military Academy on Thursday, June 6, reportedly killing at least one person.
At least 20 cadets were reported to be inside the vehicle, said to be a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV), according to the U.S. Military Academy and the Orange and Rockland County Fire.
Several cadets are reportedly injured, and helicopters are at the scene to take them to area hospitals. At least one cadet has already been airlifted.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 6, 2019
Five cadets may have been pinned under the vehicle after it rolled over, CBS News reported.
“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 U.S. Military Academy tweeted.
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
Camp Natural Bridge is a training site for cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
By Whitney Tipton
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