It is with great sadness that we report the death of Specialist Mackenzie Shay, a 20-year-old Pennsylvania National Guard member who died in a training accident over the weekend.
What happened how did she died?
Specialist Shay, of New Castle, was involved in a crash involving two military vehicles at Fort Indiantown Gap in Lebanon County on Oct. 22. She was pronounced dead at the scene
At Hershey Medical Center, three other soldiers who were injured in the incident received medical attention and have since been discharged.
Speaking to her mother, Tina Lee Shay, said she “can’t even begin” to describe how the family is feeling.
Who was Mackenzie Shay?
Shay was tragically killed in a training accident at the Army National Guard’s Fort Training Base in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. She was 20 years old. Shay was a graduate of Mohawk High School and had been attending Slippery Rock University before she enlisted in the Army National Guard. She was a 92F, Army Petroleum Supply Specialist, assigned to the 28th Infantry Division’s Company G, 128th Brigade Support Battalion.
What was the cause of her death
The details of the accident remain unclear, but it is known that Shay was participating in a routine supply mission when the incident occurred. This tragic news has left the community reeling, and Shay’s family and friends are struggling to come to terms with their loss. In the wake of this tragedy, it is important to remember that Shay was a bright young woman with a bright future ahead of her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
In Shay’s honour, Governor Tom Wolf has directed that all state and national flags, including those at the state Capitol, fly at half-staff.