US Army Chief, Soldiers Give First Aid to Victims in Fatal Bus Crash

Gen. Mark Milley talks with Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-AK, after Milley's confirmation hearing at the Senate Armed Services Committee on July 21, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
Gen. Mark Milley talks with Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-AK, after Milley's confirmation hearing at the Senate Armed Services Committee on July 21, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and several other soldiers responded to a recent bus crash in Washington, D.C., and administered first aid to the accident victims, The Associated Press reported.

Milley was traveling from Joint Base Andrews to Fort Myer in Virginia in a two-car convoy Wednesday night and came upon the accident. A Metrobus and a car had collided on Suitland Parkway near Stanton, according to the AP.

Two soldiers helped pull one person from the car before it caught fire, and two others provided first aid to that person until the ambulance arrived, Army Lt. Col. Rob Shaw told the AP.

Milley helped direct the response and assisted with the first aid, but the soldiers were unable to pull the other victim from the car because it was in flames, the AP reported.

The accident left one dead and three others injured, according to the AP.

Military.com reached out to Army public affairs for more details but has not yet received a response.

-- Matthew Cox can be reached at matthew.cox@military.com.

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