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One killed, eleven injured in Humvee rollover at Fort Polk

Posted at 12:06 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 15:56:17-04

Officials have confirmed that one person was killed and eleven others were injured during a training accident at Fort Polk on Wednesday.

The incident reportedly happened around 3:00 am when a Humvee rolled during training at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

Officials say that the name of the person killed during the incident will be released by the U.S. Army Special Operations Command on Thursday.

Eleven others were injured during the vehicle rollover.

According to the Nevada National Guard, four of the guardsmen injured in the incident were members of the 72nd Military Police Company in Las Vegas. Two were being held at a military hospital on for treatment. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

Army investigative agencies are still on the scene.

Representative Mike Johnson released a statement, saying his prayers are with those affected by this accident.

“We are saddened to hear of the tragic training accident that took the life of one of our soldiers. Every single member of our military, whether here at home or abroad, makes immeasurable sacrifices in service to our nation. We pray for Staff Sgt. Hess’ family and friends and for the quick recovery of those who were injured. We owe all of our service members a debt we can never repay,” Johnson said.