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Vehicle accident at Fort Bliss in Texas kills 1 soldier and injures 5 others

FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — A tactical vehicle crashed Friday near Fort Bliss in Texas, killing one soldier and injuring five others, the base reported.

The accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. in a basic training area, authorities said.

The name of the dead soldier, the condition of the injured and details of the accident were not immediately released.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Soldier’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time,” Major General James P. Isenhower III, senior commander of Fort Bliss and commander of the 1st Armored Division, said in a statement.

Fort Bliss is home to the 1st Armored Division.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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