Fort Benning Soldier Killed in Crash; Three Other Soldiers Injured

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TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) -  The Georgia State Patrol and Fort Benning are investigating a deadly car accident that happened along Georgia Highway 1 today.

A soldier was killed in the crash and we're told three other soldiers are in the hospital.

The accident happened around two this morning, seven miles south of LaGrange.

We're told five soldiers were riding in a car going south on Georgia Highway 1, not far from exit 42 of Interstate 185.

Officials with the Georgia State Patrol say for some reason, the car went off the road and flipped over multiple times.

The driver of the car was killed and we're told several of the passengers were thrown out of the car because they were not wearing seatbelts.

Four passengers were taken to the Medical Center and tonight, we know one has been released and three are still in the hospital, however, their condition is unknown.

Fort Benning officials are not releasing the soldiers names at this point but they say four of the soldiers are with the 75th Ranger Regiment and one is with the 197th Infantry Brigade.

We'll continue to bring you the latest.