Soldier killed at Fort Pickett identified as Michigan native

Tree fell on him in extreme weather, hurt two others

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer

Courtesy of U.S. Army Reserve

FORT PICKETT, Va. - UPDATE

The soldier killed in a training exercise at Fort Pickett has been identified by officials with the U.S. Army Reserve. 

Officials say 34-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin Sullivan,of Chesaning, Mich., was killed Monday when severe weather knocked over a tree during training. Two other soldiers were hurt when the tree hit their Humvee. 

Sullivan joined the Army in 2003 and deployed to Iraq from 2007 to 2008. 


ORIGINAL STORY

A soldier is dead and two others are hurt after officials say a tree fell on them in severe weather during a training exercise Monday. 

"We extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the Soldier who was killed, and we wish a speedy recovery to the Soldiers who were injured," officials said in a Facebook post. 

All soldiers were reportedly members of the U.S. Army Reserves. 

Authorities say the incident is still under investigation. 

If you have not been contacted, officials say your soldier is safe. 

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