FORT HOOD, Texas (WDTN/AP) – The U.S. Army reports that the bodies of four missing Fort Hood soldiers who were swept away in a rain-swollen creek have been found.
Fort Hood commanders were in the process of closing roads on the sprawling Army post in Central Texas when a truck carrying 12 soldiers overturned in a fast-flowing flooded creek during a training exercise.
Aerial and ground crews Friday were searching the 20-mile creek that winds through heavily wooded terrain. Army aircraft, canine search teams, swift-water rescue watercraft and heavy trucks were being used.
The Army has not yet released the names of the dead because it’s still notifying relatives.