The U.S. Army announced a 39-year-old Fort Jackson basic combat training trainee died after becoming unresponsive during an exercise on post.

“Veronica L. Wynn, who is originally from Hurtsboro, Alabama, became unresponsive during structured and disciplined pickup in the company area,” ABC Columbia reports.

Per ABC Columbia:

Emergency personnel performed life saving measures and then took her to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead around 2:30 p.m.

“Today is an especially sad day for Team Jackson after the loss of one of our newest Soldiers. We extend our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and loved ones. We are providing comfort and assistance to her family and fellow trainees,” said Fort Jackson Commander Maj. Gen. Jason E. Kelly.

An investigation into the cause of death is underway.

WSFA added:

According to the release, Pfc. Veronica L. Wynn, 39, was a basic combat training trainee from the 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment.

The news release said Wynn “became unresponsive during structured and disciplined pickup.” She was given life-saving measures but was declared dead at 2:30 p.m. at an area hospital.

This was the very first exercise on base, which focused on team building, according to a spokesperson with Fort Jackson.


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