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One dead, seven injured in Fort Knox training exercise

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The U.S. Navy says one sailor was killed and seven others were injured in a Navy training exercise at Fort Knox.

Navy spokesperson Lt. David Lloyd said several sailors were riding in a Humvee as part of a convoy when the Humvee overturned during a training exercise Wednesday night. 

23-year-old Special Warfare Operator Third Class Jonathan Kaloust died.  He was assigned to a Navy SEAL team based on the East Coast.

The Navy says seven other service members received minor injuries and were treated and released.

"The Naval Special Warfare community is deeply saddened by this tragic accident," said Capt. Robert Smith, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group TWO in a news release.  "Our thoughts and our prayers go out to the family and friends of our fallen teammate and those injured in the accident. A thorough investigation into the incident is underway."

The U.S. Navy has used Fort Knox as a training ground since World War II.

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