Court-martial trial set in crash that killed West Point cadet from New Jersey

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A court-martial trial date has been set for an American soldier charged in connection with a deadly crash at West Point that killed a cadet from New Jersey.

Staff Sgt. Ladonies Strong faces several charges, including involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide in the crash that killed 22-year-old Christopher Morgan, of West Orange, and injured 19 other cadets. An Army truck the cadets were riding in during a training exercise overturned during the crash.

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An Army spokesperson says that Strong will be tried at Fort Stewart in Georgia by either a panel of eight members or a military judge. A trial date has been set for April 20.

Military officials have only released few details about the crash.

 

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