Team from Fort Rucker investigates training deaths in Georgia


FILE – In this Aug. 24, 2009, file photo a soldier walks through the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team motor pool at Fort Stewart, Ga. U.S. Army officials say three soldiers were killed and three others were injured when the armored vehicle they were riding in rolled over into water during training at Fort Stewart. Officials with the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield’s 3rd Infantry Division said in a news release that the crash on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton, File)

FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) — A team of Army accident investigators is looking into a weekend training accident that killed three soldiers and injured three others in Georgia.

Fort Stewart officials say the soldiers were in an armored Bradley fighting vehicle that rolled over in water during a training exercise at 3:20 a.m. Sunday.

In a news release, officials say a team from the Army Combat Readiness Center at Fort Rucker is investigating.

Fort Stewart officials planned to give an update on the deadly crash during a news conference Monday afternoon.

The Army has not released names of the soldiers who were killed. They were assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team of the Fort Stewart-based 3rd Infantry Division.

Fort Stewart is located in southeast Georgia.

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