Fort Carson soldiers hurt in wind accident |

Fort Carson soldiers hurt in wind accident

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) – A powerful gust of wind during a Fort Carson training session injured soldiers when a tent flew off the ground.

The father of 23-year-old Spc. Jeremiah Wilson says the soldier broke his leg and that seven others were hospitalized Monday after the tent blew over.

Fort Carson spokeswoman Brandy Gill confirmed there was an accident but wouldn’t elaborate or say how badly soldiers were hurt.

Bear Wilson, Jeremiah Wilson’s father, said his son was on a top of a tent when a wind gust swept the tent off the ground.

High winds toppled trees and even tractor trailers across Colorado and Wyoming Monday. Wind was also blamed for knocking down power lines and starting at least a half-dozen brush fires.

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