- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 20, 2019

U.S. Army officials said three soldiers were killed and three others were hospitalized Sunday in an accident at Fort Stewart in Georgia.

Officials with the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, said the incident occurred while the Bradley Fighting Vehicle they were riding in was involved in an early Sunday morning accident.

Three of the soldiers died at the scene. The others were taken to Winn Army Community Hospital on post where they were evaluated and treated for their injuries, Army officials said.

“Today is a heart-breaking 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.

The training incident remains under investigation. Army officials said they will release additional information as it becomes available. The identities of the soldiers will be released to the public 24 hours after the next-of-kin notification process has been completed, Army officials said.

“We are extremely saddened by the loss of three Dogface Soldiers and injuries to three more,” Maj. Gen. Aguto said in the statement. “Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families affected by this tragedy.”

In his statement, Maj. Gen. Aguto said the entire 3rd Infantry Division extends its condolences to the families of the soldiers who were killed and injured.

Fort Stewart is located about 50 miles southwest of Savannah, Ga.

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