A Manhattan High graduate was involved in a training accident at West Point last week that killed a cadet.
Eldon Davis-Picou, a 2017 graduate and wrestler at MHS, confirmed that he was in the accident that killed 22-year-old Christopher Morgan, a fellow cadet at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York.
Officials said Morgan died last week when a tactical vehicle carrying cadets overturned in wooded terrain. Nineteen cadets and two soldiers operating the vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Davis-Picou said he was among the cadets but declined further comment. It wasn’t clear how serious his injuries were.
Davis-Picou entered West Point in fall 2017 and competes for the school’s wrestling team. He placed third at the state tournament in 2017, competing for MHS.