BILOXI, Miss. (WJTV) – An Airman at the Keesler Air Force Base died and three others were injured in an on-base incident on Wednesday, July 28. The incident happened just before 1:30 p.m.
In a statement, leaders at the Biloxi base said the vehicle wreck involved pedestrians. The statement called the crash an accident, and said that it was not a training incident.
According to leaders at the base, the Airman was assigned to the 81st Training Wing. The identity of the Airman will not be released until 24 hours after next of kin notifications have been made.
Officials said two of the injured Airmen were treated at Keesler Medical Center and the third at a medical facility in New Orleans. All three are currently in stable condition.
“This is a tragic accident and loss for the 81st Training Wing and our community,” said Col. Bill Hunter, 81st Training Wing commander. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our Airmen and we are thinking of and praying for all those involved.”
According to leaders, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has jurisdiction as the incident took place on federal property, and the individual involved is a civilian. The cause of the vehicle accident is still under investigation by the FBI.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.