West Point says cadet killed in rollover was from New Jersey

West Point cadets stand at the entrance to Camp Natural Bridge near the United States Military Academy at West Point, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in N.Y. West Point officials say one cadet was killed and over a dozen people injured when the vehicle they were riding in for summer training overturned. The accident occurred near Camp Natural Bridge. (Seth Harrison/The Journal News via AP)


WEST POINT, N.Y. — The U.S. Military Academy has identified the cadet killed in a vehicle rollover during a training exercise as a 22-year-old from New Jersey.

West Point on Friday announced that Cadet Christopher J. Morgan of West Orange, New Jersey, died when the vehicle carrying cadets overturned in wooded terrain Thursday morning.

West Point says 19 cadets and two soldiers operating the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries. All the cadets have been treated and released.

Morgan was a law and legal studies major in the Class of 2020. He was a recruited athlete and a standout member of the Army wrestling team.

West Point cadets will hold a vigil to honor Morgan on Friday night.

A memorial ceremony and private funeral service will be held at the academy 50 miles north of New York City next week.