Fort Carson soldier dies in training accident

20-year-old Spc. Matthew Turcotte was shot while participating in a combined arms live-fire exercise at a southern range training area, according to a news release from the base.

FORT CARSON - A Fort Carson Soldier is dead after a training accident.

20-year-old Spc. Matthew Turcotte was shot while participating in a combined arms live-fire exercise at a southern range training area, according to a news release from the base. 

The accident happened at about 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday. 

Fort Carson officials say extensive medical aid was provided to Turcotte, but he was pronounced dead at the accident location.

“Our deepest condolences go out to Matthew Turcotte's family on his tragic and unexpected passing,” Col. David Zinn, 2nd IBCT commander said in a release. “He exemplified commitment to our Army and selfless service to our Nation. Matthew was a tremendous Soldier who will be dearly and personally missed by the Warhorse Brigade Team.”

Turcotte was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. 

The exact cause of the accident is under investigation. No other details have been released.

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