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Report: 20 West Point Cadets Involved in Crash

By The Associated Press

An armoured personnel carrier crashed during a training exercise for the West Point Military Academy on Thursday, June 6, reportedly killing at least one person.

At least 20 cadets were reported to be inside the vehicle, said to be a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV), according to the U.S. Military Academy and the Orange and Rockland County Fire.

The crash was near the Camp Natural Bridge training site in Orange County, New York, when it overturned on Route 293 and Natural Bridge Road, New York’s NBC4 is reporting.

Several cadets are reportedly injured, and helicopters are at the scene to take them to area hospitals. At least one cadet has already been airlifted.

Emergency teams are responding to an accident near a West Point Military Academy training site. Follow live updates: https://t.co/lLy8yv7OjDpic.twitter.com/lM3mZr0550

Five cadets may have been pinned under the vehicle after it rolled over, CBS News reported.

“There has been an accident in the vicinity of the Camp Natural Bridge training site. Emergency vehicles are responding. Please avoid Route 293. More information will follow,” the U.S. Military Academy tweeted.

Camp Natural Bridge is a training site for cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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West Point cadets hug each other at the end of graduation ceremonies at the United States Military Academy, in West Point, N.Y., on May 25, 2019. (Julius Constantine Motal/AP Photo)

By Whitney Tipton

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