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Soldier from Wayne County dies during training

17-year-old Alyssa Cahoon died days after collapsing during training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.
Credit: WNEP

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A 17-year-old soldier from Wayne County has died during training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina.

Officials say, Private Alyssa Cahoon, who was with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, collapsed during training last week. She died in the hospital on August 25.

Cahoon's mother said in a Facebook post that Alyssa was at basic training with her twin sister and was just a few days away from graduation.

It was discovered Alyssa had a rare undiagnosed heart condition.

The Army said an investigation into the cause of the death is still being conducted.

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