Fort Jackson staff sergeant pleads guilty during court-martial hearings for collision that killed 2

Fort Jackson staff sergeant pleads guilty during court-martial hearings for collision that killed 2

FORT JACKSON, SC (WIS) - The court-martial for Staff Sgt. Andrew Morrow is in recess.

Marrow entered a guilty plea to all charges and the judge accepted his plea. The court-martial now moves into the sentencing phase, and the government is calling witnesses.

After all of the witnesses are called, the judge will decide his fate. He faces a maximum of 7-and-a-half years in confinement for all counts and a dishonorable discharge.

He admitted to being asleep at the wheel when the one-ton utility truck he was driving barreled into the training formation of soldiers Oct. 6, 2017.

The collision killed Private Timothy Ashcraft and Private Ethan Schrader- and injuring six others and left one other permanently disabled.

Fort Jackson assigns more than 50,000 recruits and is the Army’s largest training installation, training 50 percent of the Army’s Basic Combat Training load and 60 percent of the women entering the Army each year, according to their website. The post, located on Fort Jackson Boulevard, was named after President Andrew Jackson and was first in use as Camp Jackson in 1917.

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