FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO – A vehicle accident occurred on Fort Leonard Wood today at about 11:55 a.m. when the driver of an Acura SUV experienced a medical emergency before colliding with an unoccupied, parked vehicle. Fort Leonard Wood emergency services personnel arrived on the scene within minutes after the accident occurred.
The driver, who is not affiliated with the Department of Defense, was pronounced deceased at the scene at 12:42 p.m. by General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital personnel. One passenger was airlifted to the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Mo., and is listed in critical condition, according to GLWACH personnel. Two additional passengers were transported by ambulance to GLWACH where they were treated and are currently in stable condition.
The driver’s name will not be released until next-of-kin notification. Fort Leonard Wood Military Police and the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the accident.
About Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post 80 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains nearly 80,000 military and civilians each year.
Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.
Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.
More information about Fort Leonard Wood is at: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/mission