Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

2 dead, 6 injured after accident on Fort Jackson Army base

2 dead, 6 injured after accident on Fort Jackson Army base

Fort Jackson said their investigation into the accident is ongoing. Ethan Shrader of Prospect, Tennessee, and Pvt. Timothy Ashcraft, from Cincinnati, OH as the two victims that lost their lives. Those injured were transported to an off-site hospital.

Two Army personnel, later identified as Pvt. Emmett Foreman from Daleville, Alabama; Pvt. Hannah New of Cartersville, Ga.; Pvt. Benjamin Key of Livingston, Tennessee; Pvt. Alan Kryszak, of Clarksville, Tennessee; and Pvt. Cardre Jackson Jr., Laurel, MD; and Pvt. James Foster of Macon, Georgia were injured. The type of vehicle or the exact nature of the accident has not been released. Neither is it clear whether the soldiers were struck from behind, or in front, or they were not moving at the time.

Attorney General Wilson tweeted: "My prayers and condolences go to the soldiers killed or injured and their families at Fort Jackson today". Such formations are usually under the direct supervision of one or more sergeants.

The facility is home to the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, the Armed Forces Army Chaplaincy Center and School and the National Center for Credibility Assessment (formerly the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute).

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Congressmen Joe Wilson, whose district includes the Fort Jackson facility that lies just outside of Columbia, South Carolina, also released a statement regarding the incident on Twitter Friday evening. 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.

Fort Jackson assigns more than 50,000 recruits and is the Army's largest training installation, training 50 percent of the Army's Basic Combat Training load and 60 percent of the women entering the Army each year, according to their website. Gen. Pete Johnson, U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson Commander, in a statement.

"We are continuing to support everyone affected by this tragic event", said Maj.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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