The soldier, whose name will not be released until family members have been notified, was injured about 2 p.m. The soldier was evacuated to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on post, where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
No other soldiers were injured in the accident. The unit was conducting routine training at the time, 101st Airborne officials said.
Officials did not immediately provide any additional information.
“Our hearts mourn for the family during this tragic time,” said Brig. Gen. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne and Fort Campbell, in a statement. “We are eternally grateful for this soldier’s service to his country and to the 101st Airborne Division.”
The cause of the accident is under investigation.