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GoFundMe page says vehicle with water trailer ran over Ft. Jackson soldiers

Pvt. Hannah New (Source: GoFundMe)

A GoFundMe page set up for a soldier injured during an accident at Fort Jackson Army Base says a military vehicle pulling a water trailer ran over the group of soldiers.

Private Hannah New of Cartersville, Georgia is one of six soldiers injured during the October 6 accident. Two soldiers, Pvt. Ethan Shrader and Pvt. Timothy Ashcraft, died in the accident. Army officials identified the soldiers involved the following day.

The GoFundMe page is gathering funds for New's recovery, with the page including this summary:

Pvt. Hannah New was critically injured in a training injury on Fort Jackson when she was run over by a military vehicle pulling a water buffalo. She will need continued care and psychological counciling. Her husband will need to be there to assist her with caring for their 2 yr. old son until she is physically and emotionally ready to do so herself. The financial help they receive with help them sustain their home until her husband Luke can return to work full-time. Thank you so much for your prayers and support.

A water buffalo is a 400-gallon trailer that carries water for hydration. Officials haven't released many details but call the accident "tragic." The accident remains under investigation by Army officials.

The page was created on October 11 and has collected $1,760, already gaining more than half of its $3,000 goal. On Wednesday, a patient update from Palmetto Health Richland listed New in fair condition. She and one other soldier are still in the hospital.

A funeral for Pvt. Shrader and Pvt. Ashcraft is scheduled for Tuesday.

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