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US Army LMTV rolls over, killing one passenger

06 June 2019

Just after dawn on 6 June, a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) carrying 22 people rolled over and killed one US Military Academy at West Point cadet.

Two US Army soldiers were operating the vehicle and transporting 20 cadets to a land navigation training site "when it was involved in a rollover accident", Lieutenant General Darryl Williams, the school's superintendent, told reporters later in the day. While the three-star general did not discuss the cadet's death, he noted that the others in the vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries ranging from facial abrasions to a broken arm.

"No, it is not common for these vehicles to turn over," the three-star general added.

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