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The Third Infantry Division has released more information about the training accident that killed three soldiers and injured three others early Sunday morning.

At about 3:20 a.m. Sunday, a Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled off of a bridge and was submerged in a stream, according to Major General Antonio Aguto, the commanding general of the division.

Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Jenkins, Cpl. Thomas Walker and Pfc. Antonio Garcia were killed.

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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.

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Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division - based at Fort Stewart in Coastal Georgia - received their ceremonial send-off Tuesday before returning to Korea for the first time since the Korean War.

They are scheduled to spend a nine-month rotation on the Korean peninsula.

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A five-year-old girl has died and 21 other children were injured after a bus carrying elementary school students crashed in Liberty County Tuesday morning. The deceased is Cambria Shuman, age 5, from Hinesville, Georgia.

Bus driver Evelyn Rodriguez, 62, was injured as well and transported to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. 

Authorities have not released the names of any of the other injured students. 

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A Fort Stewart soldier has been charged with cocaine trafficking as part of a drug investigation at the southeast Georgia Army post.

Pvt. 1st Class Mario Figueroa remained jailed Wednesday following his arrest last week. Liberty County sheriff's Maj. Jeff Hein said the arrest followed a three-month investigation by military and civilian authorities.

Police in southeast Georgia are investigating after two soldiers were found dead in an apartment outside Fort Stewart.

Hinesville police Capt. James C. Reid said Tuesday that an anonymous tip made to a police department in another city led officers to the bodies late Sunday. Reid called the deaths suspicious, saying there were injuries to the bodies, but declined to give further details about the deaths. He said autopsies were scheduled to be performed Tuesday.