Search Intensifies for 4 Missing Soldiers After Army Truck Overturns in Creek

Five soldiers were found dead in Owl Creek near Fort Hood in Texas.

June 3, 2016, 10:38 AM

— -- The search continued today for four missing Fort Hood soldiers after their truck overturned in a creek near the military post in Killeen, Texas. Five soldiers died in the incident and three were hospitalized.

The accident occurred Thursday morning during a week of heavy rains and flooding across Texas. The soldiers, part of the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team and 1st Cavalry Division, were conducting a morning training exercise, according to The Associated Press.

Initially, three of the soldiers' bodies were found in Owl Creek, downstream from their 2 1/2-ton Light Medium Tactical Vehicle, according to the Fort Hood Public Affairs Office. Several hours later, Fort Hood announced that the remains of two additional soldiers had been recovered.

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