Air Force cadet, 19, from Alaska, killed in Humvee accident in Idaho after ‘her vehicle overturns’
Alaskan female ROTC cadet, 19, is killed ‘when her Humvee overturned’ during training exercise at Idaho military base
- Mackenzie Wilson was involved in an exercise at Mountain Home Air Force Base, 50 miles south of Boise, when the accident happened.
- Wilson, of Eagle River, Alaska, was one of 19 cadets who took part in the venture
- The Air Force has not described how the accident happened, but initial reports suggested the Humvee she was traveling in had turned over
- Two other cadets in her vehicle were injured and taken to hospital in Boise, where they were released the same day
An Alaska Air Force ROTC cadet has been killed in an accident involving a Humvee during a training exercise in Idaho, Mountain Home Air Force Base said Sunday.
Mackenzie Wilson, 19, a cadet at Oregon State University, died Friday from injuries sustained in an accident at the base.
She was from Eagle River, Alaska.
“Today we lost a member of our Air Force family. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of all individuals,” said Colonel Ernesto DiVittorio, commander of the 366th Fighter Wing.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”
A Humvee (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) like the one Wilson was in is seen on the field. Wilson’s Humvee Reportedly Destroyed
The road to Saylor Creek Range in Idaho, where Wilson was killed Friday afternoon
Nineteen Air Force ROTC cadets were training at the airbase southeast of Boise when the accident happened.
The group trained at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Saylor Creek Range, part of the Mountain Home Range Complex.
Unconfirmed reports suggested that her Humvee has flipped. She was pronounced dead on the spot.
Two cadets with her in the vehicle were treated for injuries at the hospital in Boise and later released.
The fatal accident is being investigated by the Idaho State Police and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.
The other cadets were offered support services and were given the opportunity to return home.