Army says bodies of 4 Fort Hood soldiers found

Crews search for missing soldiers swept away in flood waters near Owl Creek on Fort Hood (KXAN Photo/Juan Salinas)

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army says the bodies of four missing Fort Hood soldiers whose truck was swept away in a rain-swollen creek during training have been found, bringing the total dead to nine.

Maj. Gen. John Uberti says the last bodies were found Friday, a day after the 2½-ton truck overturned in Owl Creek at Fort Hood. Three more soldiers were injured in the training exercise at the sprawling Army base in Central Texas.

Fort Hood spokesman John Miller has said a crossing was flooded after two days of heavy rains and that the swift floodwaters swept the Light Medium Tactical Vehicle from the road.

Central and Southeast Texas have been inundated with rain in recent days, and more than half of the state is under flood watches or warnings

At least six other people have died in recent floods in the state.

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