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Fort Bragg soldier killed, 4 injured in military vehicle crash

A sign at one of the entrances to Fort Bragg. (Fish Cop./WikiCommons)
October 05, 2021

One U.S. Army soldier at Fort Bragg was killed and four more were injured in an accident involving a military vehicle on Monday.

In a press statement shared on Facebook, the XVIII Airborne Corps said the accident took place on the Army base’s Butner Road at approximately 12:50 p.m. on Monday. The incident appears to have involved members of the 16th Military Police Brigade, which serves as the primary police unit for the XVIII Airborne Corps.

“This was a tough day here on Fort Bragg,” Fort Bragg spokesman Col. Joe Buccino, said in a statement on Facebook. “It was a tough day for all of us. Our immediate thoughts right now are on the Family, the men and women of the 16th Military Police Brigade, and the injured Soldiers.”

Buccino said, “Anytime you lose a Soldier on-post in a situation outside of combat, it hurts. It’s a tragic loss. There will be a time for investigating the cause and nature of this accident, but right now we’re focusing our attention on the troops and Families.”

The names of the soldier killed and the other four injured are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

It was not immediately clear what type of military vehicle was involved in this fatal accident or what caused the crash.

The incident is currently under investigation.

The Fayetteville Observer reported this is the second fatal accident at Fort Bragg involving a military vehicle in four months.

In June, Cpl. Mojave Littlejohn, 21, was driving a military truck in a convoy with other military vehicles on their way to a training range on Raeford Vass Road when he was killed in a crash. Two other soldiers were injured in that same accident.

A U.S. Air Force airman was killed in vehicle crash involving pedestrians on Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi in July. Three more people were injured in that incident.