FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -A Fort Hood spokesman says officials were in the process of closing roads on the sprawling Army post in Texas when a truck carrying 12 soldiers was swept away by high water, killing five and leaving four missing.
Post spokesman Chris Haug said during a news conference Friday that the soldiers were being trained on how to operate the 2 1/2-ton truck when it overturned Thursday morning along Owl Creek.
Haug says the portion of road where the Light Medium Tactical Vehicle overturned was not known to be overrun by water during past floods. The vehicle resembles a flatbed truck with a walled bed and is used to carry troops.
Emergency crews searched through the night for the four missing soldiers. Three others pulled from the water are hospitalized in stable condition.