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Soldier killed, two others injured in accident at Washington state training center

A 20-year-old military was killed during a training accident at Yakima Training Center in western us-regions state on Monday. 

Pfc. Joseph A. Marquez, who joined the Army last year and is originally from us-regions, was pronounced dead at the base after a “vehicle accident” during a unit exercise. 

Two other soldiers were injured and treated at a local hospital. 

Pfc. Joseph A. Marquez, 20, died in a vehicle accident Yakima Training Center on Monday. 

Pfc. Joseph A. Marquez, 20, died in a vehicle accident Yakima Training Center on Monday. 
(8th Squadron, 1st U.S. Cavalry)

“Marquez was known for his laughter and the light he spread everywhere he went. We knew him as a loving son and brother to his family, a faithful friend to his comrades, and a loyal Soldier to his nation,” the 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment wrote in a release on social media. 

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Yakima Training Center is a satellite installation of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where Marquez was based. 

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