Soldier killed in training accident at CFB Wainwright

CFB Wainwright in Alberta

A lieutenant-colonel has been killed in a vehicular accident during a training exercise on a northern Alberta military base.

Military officials confirm Lt.-Col. Dan Bobbitt died when a light armoured vehicle rolled over during a training mission for Exercise Maple Resolve 2014 at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright.

Bobbitt was commanding officer of the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery based in Garrison Petawawa, Ontario.

Two others soldiers in the LAV III were taken by military helicopter to hospital in Edmonton, where their condition is listed as fair.

Two others who were injured were treated by Canadian Armed Forces medical personnel at the base and have been released.

All four of the injured soldiers were also members of the Ontario regiment.

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