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1 killed, 5 hurt when Florida National Guard vehicles crash

Accident, crash, road (generic)
Posted at 2:53 PM, Jan 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-20 14:53:00-05

SEBRING, Fla. (AP) - The Florida National Guard says one soldier has been killed and five others injured in a three vehicle collision.

The Guard said in a news release that the crash happened Friday near Sebring.

The release says the soldiers were driving palletized load systems - heavy cargo vehicles similar to tractor-trailers - when they collided. No civilian vehicles were involved.

The cause of the collision is being investigated.

Maj. Gen. Michael A Calhoun, the adjutant general of Florida, said in the statement that his heart goes out to the dead soldier's family.