A service member was killed Saturday, Oct. 22, in an accident involving two military vehicles at Fort Indiantown Gap.

Pennsylvania National Guard officials announced the death Saturday afternoon. In addition to the service member who was killed, three others were transported to Hershey Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The service member was identified Monday as Spc. Mackenzie L. Shay, a 20-year-old hailing from New Castle, PA. Shay was a 92F, Army Petroleum Supply Specialist, assigned to the 28th Infantry Division’s Company G, 128th Brigade Support Battalion.

The other service members have been treated and released.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Specialist Mackenzie Shay’s family, friends and colleagues after this tragic accident,” said Army Maj. Gen. Mark J. Schindler, The Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania National Guard in a press release.

“Our priority right now is taking care of the family and soldiers, ensuring they have all the resources they need during this critical time.”

The accident will now be investigated, with a spokesperson saying that further details cannot be released until the investigation concludes.


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