One soldier assigned to a Fort Bragg Special Operations unit was killed and two more were injured in a vehicle collision on Thursday afternoon when the soldiers’ Humvee collided with a car-carrier truck on Plank Road near the base.

“One soldier in the Humvee was dead at the scene, another airlifted to Womack Army Medical,” one local news outlet reported.  “The third soldier was treated at the scene”

Fort Bragg spokesman, Tom McCollum, said the incident took place at approximately 4:22PM.  The three soldiers departed the base in a Humvee belonging to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command and headed west on Plank Road where it seems to have struck the eastbound civilian car carrier head on near the intersection of Plank Road and Vass Road, east of Mott Lake.

Initial reports indicate that the civilian driver of the car-carrier truck was uninjured in the incident.

Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt, a spokesman for the command, said on Thursday night that it was too early to identify the soldiers or the unit they were assigned to.

“And it’s unfortunate it happened,” he said, “and we’re investigating what happened.”

Military procedure prohibits the release of the names of the soldiers involves until his next of kin of the deceased has been notified.

“It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce the death of one Soldier and three others injured in this accident. Again, we ask that you respect the families and friends by not post any photos or information you may have or heard about the accident,” Fort Bragg Public Affairs said in a statement on Facebook.