Army Soldier from Maryland Injured in ‘Tragic Accident' at Base

Military officials have identified the two soldiers killed and the six soldiers injured, including one from Maryland, after a military vehicle struck them while they were in formation at an Army base in South Carolina.

A statement from Fort Jackson on Saturday identified the dead as Pvt. Ethan Shrader, of Prospect, Tennessee, and Pvt. Timothy Ashcraft, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Pvt. Cardre Jackson Jr., from Laurel, Maryland, was injured in the incident. Others who were injured were Pvt. Emmett Foreman, from Daleville, Alabama; Pvt. Hannah New, of Cartersville, Georgia; Pvt. Benjamin Key, of Livingston, Tennessee; Pvt. Alan Kryszak, of Clarksville, Tennessee; and Pvt. James Foster, Macon, Georgia.

Fort Jackson called the incident Friday a ``tragic accident,'' but didn't say where the wreck happened or the type of vehicle involved.

Fort Jackson is the Army's largest training instillation, with more than 50,000 recruits assigned there each year.

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