LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A U.S. Navy spokesman says a Virginia Beach-based sailor was killed and seven others were injured during a training exercise at Fort Knox in Kentucky.
Lt. David Lloyd, a spokesman for the Naval Special Warfare Group Two in Virginia Beach, Va., said the six sailors were riding in a Humvee as part of a convoy on the post when the vehicle overturned Wednesday night.
Lloyd said the cause of the accident remains under investigation and he had no other details.
Special Warfare Operator Third Class (SEAL) Jonathan H. Kaloust, assigned to a Navy SEAL team out of Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story, died as a result of his injuries.
Seven other service-members sustained minor injuries and were treated and released from a hospital.
"The Naval Special Warfare community is deeply saddened by this tragic accident," said Capt. Robert Smith, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group TWO. "Our thoughts and our prayers go out to the family and friends of our fallen teammate and those injured in the accident. A thorough investigation into the incident is underway."
SO3 Kaloust, 23, is from Massapequa, NY.
The U.S. Navy has used Fort Knox as a training ground since World War II.
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