Two soldiers killed and 12 injured during an accident in Alaska

A black bear stands atop a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle during 70th Brigade Engineer Battalion's live fire training in Fort Wainwright's Yukon Training Area in August. The unit experienced multiple black bear encounters during its time in the field. (Photo by MAJ Rhys Hearn)

The Light Medium Tactical Vehicle has claimed two more US Army Soldiers and injured a dozen more following a rollover in the Yukon.

On Monday, seventeen soldiers were riding in the LMTV while traversing the Yukon Training Area, near Salcha.

Officials with the 11th Airborne Division of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson reported that the vehicle suffered a rollover.

Troops involved were evacuated by ground and air to the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital in Fairbanks, about 30 miles from Salcha.

Two personnel did not survive, and their identities are being withheld until their respective next-of-kin can be notified.

According to NBC, the cause of the single-vehicle incident is still under investigation.

The US Army has long had issues with LMTV accidents, with at least one making national headlines on a near-yearly basis.

The vehicle is rather difficult to control due to its high center of gravity, the driver’s position being almost directly over the wheels, and subpar training for personnel.

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