West Point, NY – Update: Identity of Cadet Killed in Accident Released
West Point, NY (June 7, 2019) – The U.S. Military Academy has now released the identity of the cadet who was tragically killed in the vehicle rollover accident that happened on Thursday, June 6 and left 21 others injured. 22-year-old Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, of West Orange, NJ, sadly lost his life in the accident which took place just off of Route 293 at around 6:45 a.m.
Authorities stated that a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle carrying 20 cadets and two soldiers rolled over along a dirt road near Camp Natural Bridge during a training exercise through a wooded area. Emergency medical responders were dispatched to the scene where they attended to Morgan who suffered severe injuries. Unfortunately, he was pronounced deceased a short time later.
The other 21 individuals were transported to hospitals where they were treated and released. The cause of the accident is actively under investigation.
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Before moving on, we would first and foremost like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of Cadet Christopher J. Morgan as they struggle to cope during this tragic and devastating time. We further offer our sincere sympathies to all the injured parties as we maintain hope for their full recoveries. Following a serious vehicle accident that results in injuries or wrongful death in New York, it is important to know that you may have very significant rights, particularly in the event that you or your loved one was not at fault for the crash.
At Hach & Rose, our New York accident attorneys have devoted their careers to those who have unjustly suffered at the hands of another party or entity such as an employer or institution. We understand the immense burdens that commonly arise in the aftermath of a serious accident, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you have lost a loved one or suffered injuries in a personal injury accident in New York, please don’t hesitate to call 212-779-0057 today.
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