Soldier Dies After Collapsing on Treadmill

FAYETTEVILLE, NC -- Spc. Jay L. Sevier, a soldier stationed at U.S. Army Fort Bragg, collapsed on a treadmill at The Eutaw Spa in Fayetteville, NC, and later died. The Eutaw Spa is operated by The Spa Fitness & Wellness Center.

Sevier, 28, of Austin, TX, was pronounced dead by doctors at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. His cause of death is unknown.

“It's always tragic to lose a soldier, especially in such an unexpected way,” Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Csrnko, commander of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, said in a statement. “But our focus now is with Spc. Sevier's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.”

Sevier was assigned to Army’s 4th Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne). His awards and decorations included the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.

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