3 U.S. Army Soldiers Dead, 6 Missing After Truck Overturns At Flooding Fort Hood

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Multiple American soldiers were killed Thursday at Fort Hood, Texas, after a vehicle they were riding in overturned at a creek crossing amid high flood waters, officials said. Three troops were rescued and six others went missing immediately after the accident. File Photo by Robert Hughes/UPI

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.


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