A tragic auto accident on Thursday in Central Texas has caused the death of five soldiers. According to authorities, a Tactical Vehicle carrying 12 soldiers overturned in flood water near the Army post in Fort Hood. Five soldiers were killed in the rapid flowing flooded creek waters and four soldiers are still missing. The soldiers were undergoing training on how to operate the Light Medium Tactical Vehicle. In the past, the vehicle had been able to drive in flooded waters. However, the truck was overrun by the flooded Owl Creek. Army Officials report the rain caused the creek to rise very quickly. The road was moments away from being closed when the truck was swept away. Despite training in high-water situations, the soldiers were overcome. The Army will release the victims after families have been notified.
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