Fort Hood officials released the name of a soldier who died Friday of injuries suffered during a vehicle training incident at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.
Pvt. Michael Luis Garcia, 29, died while training with a M1064 Mortar Carrier vehicle, officials said.
Army officials declined to say if the tracked vehicle rolled over.
No further information will be released during an ongoing investigation, said Chris Grey, spokesman for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command.
Garcia’s home of record is listed as Fayetteville, N.C. He entered active-duty military service in March 2016 as an indirect fire infantryman.
He was assigned to 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since July 2016.
Garcia’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
More than a dozen Fort Hood soldiers have been killed in vehicle deaths over the past 16 months.
In November 2015, four soldiers were killed when the Black Hawk helicopter they were in crashed in a Fort Hood training area. That cause of the crash was due to pilot error, according to an Army report.
Last June, eight soldiers and a West Point cadet died when the Army truck the were in overturned in a flooded Fort Hood creek. The Army has not released a report on the investigation.