Fort Bragg Airman Killed During Training Exercise

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Officials at Fort Bragg say an airman has died after he was run over by a government vehicle during an Air Force training exercise.

A news release from the Army post says the airman was hit by the vehicle on Wednesday about 10:45 a.m.

Officials identified the airman as 30-year-old Timothy J. Wright. They said several unit members who witnessed the accident attempted life-saving measures until emergency workers arrived and transported him to Womack Army Medical Center.

Wright, from Pensacola, Florida, was assigned to Pope's 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron as an aeromedical evacuation technician. He arrived at Pope in May of 2014.

Prior to his arrival at Pope, he served an aerospace medical service technician at Travis Air Force Base, California.Installation memorial services for Wright will be held at a date to be announced.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

In June, a Fort Bragg paratrooper from New York was killed during a training accident. An 82nd Airborne soldier from Washington state was killed during artillery live-fire training in February.


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