5 dead, 3 injured, 4 missing after flood flips Fort Hood Army troop truck

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[FILE] A sign outside Fort Hood, an U.S. Army post located in Killeen, Texas.

FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood says five soldiers are dead and four are missing after an Army troop truck was washed from a low-water crossing and overturned in a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood in Central Texas.

A statement from the Texas Army post says the accident happened about 11:30 a.m. local time. Thursday in an area near Cold Springs and Owl Creek.

Three soldiers were rescued from the swift water. They’re in stable condition at Coryell Memorial Healthcare System in Gatesville.

Army aircraft, canine search teams, swift-water rescue watercraft and heavy trucks are being used in the search for the six missing soldiers. The names of the dead are being withheld until their relatives can be notified.

Fort Hood spokesman John Miller said the low-water crossing of the creek was flooded by two days of intermittent heavy rains when the swift water swept the truck, called a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle, from the road.