By: Kyle James | 10-07-2017 | News
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Two Dead, Six Injured After Military Vehicle Slams Into Troops

A vehicle accident in Fort Jackson, South Carolina has left two American soldiers dead and six others wounded on Friday. The release from Fort Jackson military base says the accident involved a military vehicle that struck a troop formation, investigators have not ruled out the possibility this was an intentional act.

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The injured soldiers were taken to an off-base hospital but no names have been released pending the notification of next of kin. U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson Commander Major General Pete Johnson said, "Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the soldiers we lost today and to the families of the injured, they represent the best of our Nation and we will endeavor to support all those affected through this difficult time."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Statement from Congressman Joe Wilson on today&#39;s tragic accident at Fort Jackson <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Joe Wilson (@RepJoeWilson) <a href="">October 6, 2017</a></blockquote>

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South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson made a statement regarding the tragedy Friday afternoon saying, "Roxanne and I are deeply saddened by the news that two brave soldiers lost their lives at Fort Jackson. We are forever grateful for their sacrifices- and those of their families. We ask that everyone keep the six service members who sustained injuries in their thoughts and prayers in the days ahead."

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