Five soldiers were killed and four were missing after an Army troop carrier was washed from a low-water crossing and overturned Thursday in a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood.
Officials say the accident happened as flood waters started to come up. The base says the road was in the process of being closed. It was a remote area near Owl Creek designated a low crossing area. The soldiers were learning how to operate the army vehicle when the accident occurred.
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