Soldier dies on Dartmoor

An investigation has been launched after the death of a soldier who was crushed against a vehicle on Dartmoor during a military convoy near Okehampton battle camp.

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Soldier who died on Dartmoor is named

Pte Cameron Laing Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

The soldier who sadly died when he was crushed against a vehicle on Dartmoor during a military convoy near Okehampton battle camp has now been named as Private Cameron Laing, from Nottingham.

The 20-year-old was serving with the 7 Theatre Logistic Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps.

His family and partner have paid tribute to him:“Cameron was an amazing son, brother, boyfriend and expectant father. He was a loveable rogue, always playing practical jokes and the fun in any situation.

He couldn’t wait to be a father to his son, baby Cameron. He will be sorely missed by everyone whose life he touched.” A police investigation into the incident continues.

Investigation launched into death of soldier on Dartmoor

An investigation has been launched after the death of a soldier who was crushed against a vehicle on Dartmoor during a military convoy near Okehampton battle camp.

The 20-year-old was serving with the 7 Theatre Logistic Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps.

Devon and Cornwall police say he was struck by a runaway trailer that was carrying military items at Bracken Tor youth hostel near Okehampton late on Tuesday evening.

In what appears to be a tragic accident it looks as though the trailer has come loose and pinned him up against the towing vehicle.

He suffered severe head and chest injuries and died at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics.

The man, who came from the East Midlands area, has not been named. His next of kin and the Health and Safety Executive has been informed. An inquiry has also begun by the police and military personnel.

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