FORT HOOD, Texas, June 2 (UPI) — Three U.S. Army soldiers were killed Thursday after a truck they were riding in flipped over in high flood waters at Fort Hood in Texas, authorities said.
The accident happened around 11:20 a.m. local time. The troops were attempting to cross water at the Owl Creek Tactical low-water crossing when it overturned, theArmy said Thursday afternoon.
Three of the soldiers were killed, three others were rescued and six more were declared missing.
“The search is ongoing for six Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division,” the Army stated in a news release.
The rescued soldiers were hospitalized in stable condition, the release added.
The armed forces branch is using aircraft, K-9 search teams, heavy-ground equipment, swift-water rescue watercraft and other personnel to search for the missing troops.
The vehicle involved was described by the Army as a “Light Medium Tactical Vehicle.”
The Army said it will withhold the identities of the victims until family notification has been made.
Parts of Texas have been hit by heavy rainstorms in recent days, causing flooding in certain parts, including Fort Hood.