Two troopers died with a dozen extra injured when a US Military Gentle Medium Tactical Automobile was concerned in an accident close to Fairbanks, Alaska on Monday.
The navy truck was reportedly transporting 17 troops from the eleventh Airborne Division when it skidded on a dust street and rolled over.
In accordance with US Military Alaska spokesman John Pennell, emergency fireplace and medical suppliers responded to the accident and gave first support to the wounded troopers.
Two severely injured troops have been flown by air ambulance to Windfall Alaska Medical Middle, however they didn’t survive the crash.
The military stated the names of the casualties is not going to be launched till their family members are all notified.
Pennell disclosed that no different autos have been broken within the rollover.
“We’re an actual tight-knit group within the navy, so proper now, your complete eleventh Airborne Division is grieving and getting ready to supply no matter help is critical for the households of the deceased and to assist help those that are nonetheless within the hospital and coping with their accidents,” he instructed the Related Press.
The 17 troopers concerned within the crash have been amongst 7,200 troops based mostly at Fort Wainwright, the northernmost active-duty navy set up within the US.
They belong to the first Brigade Fight Group of the eleventh Airborne Division, nicknamed the “Arctic Angels.”
The troopers have been heading to the Yukon Coaching Middle, a 270,000-acre set up for navy maneuvers.
The military stated it is going to examine the reason for the crash. The Military Fight Readiness Middle in Alabama may even ship an investigatory staff since there have been deaths concerned.
There was additionally no affirmation but if the service will floor the remainder of their Gentle Medium Tactical Autos.
Two Accidents in a Yr
Monday’s rollover was the second lethal military-related accident in Alaska this yr.
In April, three troopers died whereas one other one was wounded when two AH-64 Apache helicopters collided whereas flying to Fort Wainwright.
The street crash was additionally the most recent in a collection of accidents involving navy tactical autos.
A Excessive Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Automobile was concerned in a coaching accident in Idaho, killing a cadet and injuring two others.