Four South Korean civilians died Sunday after they were involved in a crash with a U.S. armored vehicle.

“USFK is aware of the fatal accident near the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex involving a Korean civilian vehicle and a 2nd Infantry, ROK-US Combined Division armored personnel carrier,” United States Forces Korea said in a statement. “USFK, Eighth Army, and 2nd Infantry ROK-US Combined Division are fully cooperating with the KNP investigation.”

“USFK offers its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased following this tragic accident. They are in our thoughts and prayers. Out of respect to those killed and their families, the Eighth Army is temporarily suspending training in the area.”

USFK confirmed that the four civilians were killed in the crash.

According to Yonhap News, a sport utility vehicle with two couples in their 50s rear-ended the U.S. armored vehicle at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday in Pocheon. The four Koreans were taken to a hospital where they were pronounced dead.

One American soldier sustained a minor injury and was taken to a hospital, according to Yonhap News.

The SUV’s engine was damaged beyond recognition due to the impact of the crash, while the armored vehicle’s caterpillar tracks on the right side were damaged.

The U.S. soldiers in the armored vehicles were on their way to their base in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, after a drill, the police said. The road where the accident occurred was frequently used by U.S. armored vehicles.

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