Army: Bodies of four Fort Hood soldiers found

The Bernie Beck Gate marks the official entrance to Fort Hood. (KXAN PhotoFrank Martinez)

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.

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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.

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