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1 sailor dead, others injured in Fort Knox training accident

Published May 17, 2013 10:42 am

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. • Officials say one U.S. Navy sailor was killed and several others were hurt in a training exercise at Fort Knox in Kentucky.

Lt. David Lloyd, a spokesman for Naval Special Warfare Group Two in Virginia Beach, Va., said Friday morning that the accident happened Wednesday night. The six sailors assigned to the group were riding in a Humvee when the accident happened, though Lloyd says exactly what happened remained under investigation.

Lloyd says the exercise was part of tactical training, but he declined to release further details because they are considered sensitive.

Fort Knox is about 50 miles southwest of Louisville and is home to about 14,000 military personnel, including active duty members and reserves.

The U.S. Navy has used Fort Knox as a training ground since World War II.