2 killed, 6 others injured in Fort Jackson formation accident

- Two soldiers were killed and six others were injured -- two of them critically -- in a military vehicle and troop formation accident. The Fort Jackson Public Affairs Office tweeted Friday evening confirming the tragic incident.

The names of those involved are being withheld until the next of kin are notified.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the soldiers we lost today and to the families of the injuered, they represent the best of our Nation and we will endeavor to support all those affected through this difficult time," said U.S. Army Training Center and For Jackson Commander Maj. Gen, Pete Johnson.

Fort Jackson PAO says they plan to fully investigate the incident.

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