At least one West Point cadet killed, more than 20 injured in rollover crash

At least one West Point cadet was killed and nearly two dozen more injured when a military vehicle overturned near a training site on Thursday morning.

The crash also left injured 20 other cadets and two soldiers, a West Point spokesperson told NBC News.

A Light Medium Tactical Vehicle crashed around 6:45 a.m. near the Camp Natural Bridge training site in New York.

Kevin Larson, a spokesperson for Fort Stewart, an Army post in Georgia, said members of Task Force 1-28 were driving at the time of the crash.

The soldiers were at West Point to train cadets, he said. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

“This incident is made all the more heart wrenching as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day today, a day where we remember those who gave their lives for our country,” he added.
The prestigious U.S. Military Academy, also known as West Point, was founded more than two centuries ago and is located about 50 miles north of New York City.

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