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2 killed, 6 injured in Fort Jackson accident

09 October 2017, 03:51 | Melissa Porter

2 killed, 6 injured in Fort Jackson accident

Fort Jackson entrance

Two soldiers were killed and six injured in an accident with a military vehicle Friday afternoon at Fort Jackson in Columbia.

Pvt. Foreman, a husband and father to a two-year-old girl, had recently joined the Army and reported last month to Fort Jackson for basic training. Ethan Shrader from Prospect, TN and Pvt.

Rev. Foreman, pastor of First Baptist Church in Level Plains, and other family members traveled to SC this weekend to be with Pvt. Hannah New of Cartersville, Georgia; Pvt. Alan Kryszak of Clarksville, Tenn.; and Pvt.

According to a statement provided by officials, the incident involved a military vehicle and a troop formation.


It has more than 50,000 recruits assigned there each year. Cardre Jackson Jr. of Laurel, Maryland; and Pvt. Jackson Kills 2 Soldiers and Injures 6. James Foster of Macon, Ga. The Army did not identify the unit or training program the soldiers were in. Traffic safety reminders are posted, and the fort's military police patrols have been known to give tickets to bicyclists who don't halt at stop signs.

Major General Pete Johnson, the commander of the United States Army Training Centre and Fort Jackson, said: "Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the soldiers we lost today and to the families of the injured". We also appreciate the outpouring of support.

An investigation into the cause of the deaths and injuries continues, a base spokesman said.



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