Soldier killed in non-combat incident in Kuwait

Rest in peace, soldier.

One U.S. soldier died in a non-combat related vehicle accident in Kuwait on Monday, the Army announced.

According to a release from U.S. Army Central Command, two other soldiers were also injured in the accident.

Military.com reported that their injuries “did not appear life-threatening.”

The name of the soldier who was killed is being withheld until next-of-kin notification.

The accident, which occurred in a “non-tactical vehicle,” is currently under investigation.

A 2018 study found that one-third of U.S. service member injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan resulted from non-combat related incidents.

Haley Britzky

Haley Britzkyis the Army reporter for Task & Purpose, covering the daily happenings in the Army and how they impact soldiers and their families, as well as broader national security issues. Originally from Texas, Haley previously worked at Axios before joining Task & Purpose in January 2019. Contact the author here.

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