Three soldiers were killed and three others hospitalized after their vehicle overturned into water during an overnight training session at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield in South Georgia.
The soldiers, members of the “Raiders” 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, were inside a Bradley Fighting Vehicle when the accident occurred at around 3:20 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle rolled into water for unknown reasons.
Three soldiers were pronounced dead at the scene, and three others were hospitalized at Winn Army Community Hospital. Two of those injured were released after treatment, and the third transferred to Memorial Hospital in Savannah. None of their injuries were life-threatening.
The army said investigators from the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, headquartered at Fort Stewart, and from the Combat Readiness Center at Fort Rucker, Alabama, are investigating the incident.
“Today is a heartbreaking day for the 3rd Infantry Division, and the entire Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community, as we are all devastated after a training accident this morning on the Fort Stewart Training Area,” Maj. Gen. Tony Aguto, commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division, said in a statement.