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Fort Bliss soldier killed in Army vehicle collision during training accident

Soldiers with 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division load a Bradley Fighting Vehicle to a rail car here April 1, 2020. (Capt. Scott Kuhn/U.S. Army)
September 03, 2020

A Fort Bliss soldier was killed in a military vehicle collision during training last Friday evening at the Army post, officials said Wednesday.

Sgt. Roger Matamoroschavarria, 27, was an Army motor transport operator, Fort Bliss said. Details on the vehicle collision were not disclosed.

“The details surrounding the mishap are under investigation at this time,” Fort Bliss said in a statement.

Matamoroschavarria was assigned to 123rd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division.

“The Iron Support Battalion is incredibly saddened by the tragic loss of Sgt. Matamoroschavarria and we grieve with his family and friends during this incredibly difficult time,” Lt. Col. Gilberto Escobedo, commander of 123rd Brigade Support Battalion, said in a statement.

Matamoroschavarria joined the Army in 2012 from Key West, Florida. He had been stationed at Fort Bliss since January 2019.

The deadly vehicle accident occurred a month after an incident in July when a soldier was injured when an M1 Abrams tank accidentally fired on another tank during a training exercise at Fort Bliss, the Army Times reported.


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