Three soldiers were killed at Fort Stewart Sunday morning and three were hospitalized following a training accident at the base near Savannah. The injured soldiers were taken to a military hospital.
The soldiers were member of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team. The accident occurred when they were riding in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
"Today is a heartbreaking day for the 3rd Infantry Division, and the entire Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community, as we are all devastated after a training accident this morning on the Fort Stewart Training Area," commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division Maj. Gen. Tony Aguto said. "We are extremely saddened by the loss of three Dogface Soldiers, and injuries to three more. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families affected by this tragedy."
The accident is currently under investigation and the names of the soldiers have not been released.