Death Toll Rises to 9 Soldiers After Fort Hood Truck Accident

iStock/Thinkstock(KILLEEN, Texas) -- The bodies of four Fort Hood soldiers, who went missing after a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle overturned in a creek, were found Friday, officials said.

A total of nine soldiers died in the accident in Owl Creek, near the military post in Killeen, Texas, said Major General John Uberti. Three soldiers who were rescued have been released from the hospital and are cleared to return to duty, he said.

The accident happened Thursday at 11:20 a.m., not on Fort Hood proper, but on a part of the base reachable by public roads.

The soldiers whose bodies were recovered Friday were from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team and 1st Cavalry Division, according to Fort Hood.

Fort Hood has not released the names of the deceased soldiers.

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