Fort Bragg soldier killed in parachute accident

POSTED: 5:25 PM Sep 23 2013   UPDATED: 7:35 PM Sep 23 2013
FORT BRAGG
FORT BRAGG -

A Fort Bragg soldier was killed in a parachute accident Monday, base officials announced.

Investigators did not release the identity of the victim, but did say the soldier was part of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The soldier was conducting airborne training when he was killed.

There was no word on what caused the parachute accident. The investigation is ongoing and more details will be released when the victim's family members are notified, base officials said.

"Our prayers are with the soldier's family as they begin to work through this terrible tragedy," said base officials in a statement.

In March, a member of the Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden was killed when he collided with another SEAL member in midair during training in southern Arizona.