Canadian soldier from CFB Petawawa dies in training accident in Alberta
The Department of National Defense says a Canadian soldier, based at CFB Petawawa, has died after a training accident in Alberta.
Sergeant Robert J. Dynerowicz from the Royal Canadian Dragoons was injured during a vehicle accident at CFB Wainwright Tuesday morning (around 10:00 a.m. Eastern) and died of his injuries.
CTV's Mercedes Stephenson reports the accident was a rollover involving a light armoured vehicle.
Sgt Dynerowicz was killed in a LAV III vehicle roll over at CFB Wainwright— Mercedes Stephenson (@CTVMercedes) April 26, 2017
Three other soldiers were injured and are getting treatment, but their condition and their identities are not being released.
DND says a military police investigation has been initiated.
In a statement, Commander of the Canadian Army, Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, says, "I am deeply saddened by the loss of Sergeant Dynerowicz in Wainwright, Alberta. Not only is his death a painful loss to his family and friends, but we feel this loss across the Canadian Army and the entire military community. Chief Warrant Officer Alain Guimond and I extend our sincere condolences, on behalf of all ranks of the Canadian Army, to the family and friends of Sergeant Dynerowicz.”
The soldiers were participating in a training exercise dubbed "Rugged Bear" which is described by DND as "a key live-fire training event for the Canadian Army’s Road to High Readiness training program, which commenced on April 15 and is slated to end on April 27 2017."