Reports: West Point Cadet Dead, 22 Injured in Major Crash

West Point, UNITED STATES: US Army cadets make their way through campus 30 March 2007 at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
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One cadet is dead and 22 more are injured following a Thursday morning crash near West Point, the U.S. Military Academy in New York’s Orange County, according to reports.

The major crash occurred when an armored personnel carrier overturned during a training accident at West Point. It was reported near Route 293 and Natural Bridge Road in West Point at 7:30 a.m. EST.

NBC New York reports one cadet was seriously injured and is currently unresponsive. The cadet was airlifted to a nearby hospital, while at least four others were taken to a medical center for back injuries, military police told the media.

West Point’s public affairs department confirmed the crash near the summer training site Camp Natural Bridge. “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 wrote in a tweet.

This story is developing. Check Breitbart for updates. 

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